Alexis's Ark

Oracle Developer/2000 Handbook

By Alexis Leon, Comdex Computer Publishing, 1997.

Modern applications are judged based on their utility and user-friendliness and therefore an application developer’s goal is to produce the most useful and user-friendly program. The application developer should be aware of the fundamental of User Interface Design and should have tools, which will help, in developing applications quickly.

Oracle Developer/2000 is a suite of tools that has all the above capabilities; you can develop very useful and functionally rich applications quickly. Developer/2000 is a robust suite of platform-independent, object-oriented, database application development tools. It is designed with the depth and features that are critical for developing custom applications while providing most of the basic functions needed in all programs which drastically cuts down on the development time. You can develop most of your applications without writing a single line of code.

This book is intended for any application developer or manager using or managing Developer/2000. Topics of theory, architecture, style and techniques are covered. To get most out of this book the readers should have the following knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of SQL.
  • Familiarity with Relational Databases.
  • Knowledge of PL/SQL.

The initial chapters of the book gives an overview of Oracle, Developer/2000, the Software development process and application and database design principles. The later chapters cover in details the components of Developer/2000, Forms4.5, Reports 2.5 and Graphics 2.5. Step-by-step instructions to create applications and lots of examples are used to make the reader an expert in application development using Developer/2000.