Agile Oracle Application Express

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Apress, Mar 19, 2012 - Computers - 200 pages

Agile Oracle Application Express shows how skilled, motivated, and self-organizing developers can realize extraordinary commercial benefits from Oracle Application Express. The secret is to couple Application Express with an agile software development approach. This book leads the way.

Oracle Application Express is well-suited to agile processes, with its support for rapid prototyping and team development. Application Express supports a gamut of enabling technologies such as SQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and more that enable you to deliver any type of web application to meet your development needs. Agile Oracle Application Express helps you take the feature set of Application Express and marry it with the processes of agile development to iteratively design, create, and deliver quality applications on time and within budget.

What you’ll learn Discover how Application Express features compliment agile development Apply principles of agile software development to Application Express projects Deliver working code to your clients quickly Meet cost, schedule, and quality targets Increase productivity through team-based techniques Create the right amount and size of governance for any Application Express project Who this book is for

Agile Oracle Application Express is a must-read for highly skilled and highly motivated Application Express (APEX) developers who are comfortable taking responsibility within a self-organizing team environment. These APEX developers want to raise themselves to a higher level of organizational maturity that will position them to improve on APEX's already highly productive software development platform.

Table of Contents Agile Software Development Agile and APEX Core APEX vs. Enhanced APEX Supporting Technologies Project Management Team Development Rules and Guidelines Documentation Quality Assurance Summary

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Agile Software Development
Agile and APEX
Core APEX vs Enhanced APEX
Supporting Technologies
Project Management
Team Development
Rules and Guidelines
Quality Assurance

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About the author (2012)

Patrick Cimolini is a principal with Patrick International APEX Consulting, a consultancy that specializes in project management and software development services for Oracle Application Express (APEX) projects. His formal training in engineering, business administration, and project management are complemented by 30 years of experience that has evolved through mainframe, client/server, and web platforms. Patrick has enjoyed attending the Oracle Development Tools User Group (ODTUG) conferences where he has been a regular presenter. His Oracle experience dates back to the early 1990s.

Karen Cannell is president of TH Technologies, a small consulting firm providing Oracle technology services, lately focused on Application Express. A mechanical engineer by degree (one of them), she has analyzed, designed, developed, converted, upgraded, enhanced, and otherwise worked on legacy and commercial database applications for over 25 years, concentrating on Oracle technologies since 1994. Karen has worked with Application Express since its Web DB and HTMLDB beginnings, and continues to leverage the Oracle suite of tools to build quality web applications for clients in government, medical, and engineering industries. Karen be contacted at

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