I dont read a lot about Oracle HTML DB in trade magazines,
nor do many of my colleagues know about it.
But the ones that are using it think its the next best thing sincesliced bread and are happily singing its praises.
is it? Oracle
HTML DB is a web-based application development and deployment tool integrated with Oracle Database 10g. Oracle
HTML DB enables anyone with only a web browser and limited programming
experience to quickly create secure and scalable web applications that can be
instantly deployed to tens, hundreds, or thousands of users. Oracle HTML DB is
a standard feature of Oracle Database 10g, available in Standard One, Standardand Enterprise Editions at no additional charge.
Essentially it is a web based application
development tool geared to those users who are creating the dozens of
spreadsheet and small desktop database applications that one finds among end
using departments. The colleagues that I
speak to tell me that it is a fabulous tool that has enabled them to get rid of
dozens of problematic spreadsheets and MS Access databases that have grown too
large and complicated for the desktop.
I havent had an opportunity to try it out myself yet,
but they insist that this feature alone is enough to drive the upgrade to 10G
from Oracle 8i or 9i. You might want to
check it out yourself and see if you feel the same way. Just dont tell them I told you their secret.
Oracle HTML Product data sheet: http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/database/htmldb/pdf/Oracle_HTML_DB_2.0_Data_Sheet.pdf
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