Professional Oracle 8i Application Programming with Java, by Awai, Dillon, Zucca et al (Wrox)
Johannes de Jong
posted 15 years ago
- Author - Michael Awai, et al
- Publisher - Wrox Press Inc (download, sample chapter & errata)
To produce this book, Wrox took twenty expert Oracle developers and had each of them write about their area of expertise. The result is that whether you are a manager, a developer, or a DBA, if you are working with Oracle 8i this book should be on your desk. This book covers virtually every topic that you need to understand about the Oracle 8i development platform. It does not cover each topic completely but it provides a thorough and in most cases sufficient introduction on each topic.
For a particular topic of interest you may need an additional book but to get all the information found in this book you would need ten volumes at least. The book opens with an introduction to Oracle 8i and some of its components including Net8 (Oracle's network solution) and Designer 6i (Oracle's development environment). The next section covers PL/SQL and PSP (this is similar to JSP). This is followed by an extensive section covering Java. This section covers JDBC, SQLJ, EJB, and interMedia (Oracle's powerful search tool). The last section covers XML and includes information on DOM and SAX parsers, SOAP, XSL, XSQL, and more. Extensive case studies are scattered throughout the book. Examples show how to use Oracle tools such as BC4J to develop enterprise applications. The book even includes primers on Java and XML.
As a tour of all the features of Oracle 8i, this book is without competition.
(Thomas Paul - bartender, June 2001)
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[This message has been edited by Johannes de Jong (edited July 12, 2001).]