Building Oracle Websites

Building Oracle Websites

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This is the first complete guide to designing, building and working with Orcacle-based Web sites. It will get Web developers up-to-speed on Web database technology, explain Oracle 8's Web-related feature in detail, and show exactly how to build a Web site around an Oracle 8 database.
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  • Mixed media product | 528 pages
  • 175.26 x 233.68 x 35.56mm | 680.39g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 013079841X
  • 9780130798411

Table of contents

SECTION I: PLANNING. 1. The Web Connection. Internet Background. A Chronological History of the Internet. The Internet Today. What Is the Web? Intranets. What Is a Web Database and Why Have One? What Is a Web Database? Intranet Database Application Benefits to the Organization. Advantages of Web Database Applications for the User. Moving On. 2. Web Commerce. Today's Competitive Business Environment. Why Do Business on the Web? What to Consider When Creating Your Web Site. The Role of Databases in Web Applications. Moving On. 3. Choosing a CGI Programming Language. Which Language To Use? PERL. PL/SQL. Shell Scripts. Visual Basic. PowerBuilder. Visual Basic Script. COBOL. Moving On. 4. Overview of Java and JavaScript. Introduction to Java. Benefits of Java. Java and Object-Orientation. The Java/Web Concept. Is It Java or Coffee? Who Owns Java? Oracle's View of Java. Introduction to JavaScript. Uses for JavaScript. Strengths and Weaknesses of JavaScript. Moving On. 5. Application Development Suites. Amazon. Autobahn. Centura Web Data Publisher. dbWeb. Delphi. DynaWeb. Edify Electronic Workforce. HAHTSite IDE. IQ Live Web. Krakatoa. LivePAGE WebMaster. LiveWire and LiveWire Pro. Microsoft FrontPage 97. Oracle's Tools. Oracle Designer/2000. Oracle Developer/2000. Oracle Power Objects. Oracle Intranet Solutions. Personal Web Site (PWS) Toolbox. PowerBuilder 5.0. Sapphire/Web. SiteBase. Tango. WebHub. Webinator. WebObjects. Moving On. 6. Overview of HTML. Introduction to HTML. Structure of HTML. Advanced HTML Topics. Good HTML Practices. The Future of HTML. Moving On. 7. Common Gateway Interface (CGI). CGI Introduction. CGI Architecture. CGI Generation of HTML. CGI Programming Principles. CGI Program Architectures. Moving On. SECTION II: INTERNET DATABASE DESIGN. 8. Web Application Design and Development. Advantages of Deploying an Application on Your Chosen Platform. Characteristics of a Web Database Application. Keys to Successfully Implementing a System. The Process. A Wish List for Development Tools. The Design Process Described. Web Database Application Components. Web Application Design Primer. Web Database Application Design. Application Partitioning. Moving On. 9. Introduction to Oracle. What Is Oracle? What Are the Flavors of Oracle? Useful Oracle URLs. Oracle Enterprise Manager. Moving On. 10. Using SQL*Plus. What Is SQL*Plus? Getting Started. Some Startup Options. Interacting with SQL*Plus. Configuring the SQL*Plus Environment. The SHOW Command. Editing a File. Creating Your First SQL Script. Formatting Output. Exiting SQL*Plus. Configuring SQL*Plus. Getting More Information. Moving On. 11. Designing Oracle SQL Statements. SQL's Advantage. SELECT Statement Clauses. Aggregate Functions. Single-Row SQL Functions. Using Substitution Variables. Using Subqueries. DML Statements. Create Table as Select. Learning More. Moving On. 12. Learning More About Oracle. Dates in Oracle. Creating Views. PL/SQL & Stored Code. Transactions in Oracle. Concurrency. Tuning. Optimizing Queries. Moving On. SECTION III: INTERFACING WITH THE INTERNET USER. 13. HTML Forms and Database Access. Syntax of HTML Markups. Overcoming Limitations of Placing Objects on HTML Forms. Database Queries and HTML. Database Updates and HTML. Form Design Tips. Moving On. 14. Accessing Oracle Databases Using CGI Programs. Basics Review. What Is CGI? Summary of Common Web Database Access Methods. Why Use Custom CGI Programs for Database Access. Choosing a CGI Programming Language. Accessing Web Database Using CGI Programs. Contents of the CGI Profile File. Querying a Database. Inserting Rows in a Database from a Web Application. Deleting a Row from a Database Using a Web Application. Updating a Database Row from a Web Application. Web Server Action on Receiving the Update Row Request. Providing Full Database Access from Your Web Application. Moving On. 15. MIME and Advanced Data Presentation. What Is MIME? Uses for MIME on the Web. MIME Types and Subtypes. MIME Perspectives. Moving On. 16. Managing Web Database Access and the Application State. What Is Application State? Using Forms to Maintain State. Using Database Tables to Maintain State. Using Persistent Cookies to Maintain State. Moving On. 17. Improving Performance of Web Database Applications. Application Optimization. Database Optimization. Moving On. SECTION IV: ADVANCED TOPICS IN INTERNET DATABASE PUBLISHING. 18. Migrating Data from Enterprise Data Stores to Server-Based Databases. What to Migrate. Replication. Backup and Recovery. Moving On. 19. Using Firewalls and Security Components to Protect Your Data. Oracle Security. Using SQL to Administer Database Security. Web Site Security-The Problem. Security of Your Web Server. Secure Sockets Layer-SSL. CGI Security. Firewalls. Other Resources. Moving On. 20. Designing an Internet Course Delivery System. Background. XYZ's Existing Environment. Project Analysis. The Design Process Described. The Development Process. Implementation. Moving On. 21. Building a Simple Class Registration System. Application Configuration. Web Database Internet Components in the Application. Web Database Intranet Components in the Application. Moving On. APPENDICES. A. CD-ROM Contents. About the Companion CD-ROM. Navigating the CD-ROM. CD-ROM Contents. Limits of Liability and Disclaimer of Warranty. B. Frequently Asked Questions. What Are Web Applications? What Are Intranets? What Is a Web Database and Why Have One? What Types of Databases Are Accessible in a Web Database Application? What Are the Advantages of Web Database Applications for the User? What Are the Advantages to a Company from Building a Web Database Application? What Is the Role of Databases in Web Applications? What Are the Components in a Web Database Application? What Should I Consider When Choosing a Programming Language? What Are Some of the Languages Available to Help Me Build a Web Database Application? What Are Web Database Application Development Suites? What Are Some of the Benefits and Limitations to HTML? What Is a CGI Program? How Does a CGI Program Fit in the Architecture of a Web Database Application? How Does Data Get Passed from a HTML Page to a CGI Program? Are There Any Programming Principles That I Should Be Aware of When Writing CGI Programs? Where Should Security Exist in a Web Database Application? What Types of Join Relationships Are Recognized in Oracle 8? What Types of Objects Are Allowed on HTML Forms? How Can I Format and Submit a Database Query from Within an HTML Page? Why Should You Use Custom CGI Programs for Database Access? What Is MIME? C. WWW Database Development Resources. Databases. Other. Programming Languages. Reference Material. Security. Web Servers. Index.
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