Software

TechRepublic covers the latest trends in software development and implementation.

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Configuring DELL PowerEdge 11G Servers Running Windows Server 2008 for iSCSI SAN Boot

    This paper provides instructions for configuring Dell PowerEdge 11G family of servers to boot the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 or the Windows Server 2008 R2 from iSCSI SAN-based boot images. The evolution of server and storage virtualization as well as the adoption of Storage Area Networks (SANs) by SMB,...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Oracle Application Development Tools Statement of Direction: Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports and Oracle Designer

    Oracle customers are offered a wide choice of applications and tools to pick from. With the release of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g that offers useful tools such as Oracle Forms 11g and Oracle Reports 11g, the options have only increased. This paper is written to guide them in choosing the...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Continuous Integration With Hudson

    The way traditional development environment works, the code from different developers may be developed in isolation for relatively long periods of time. Due to this, any code integration issues crop up much later than when the code was actually written. This adds to complexity of the issue and makes it...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Testing Your Oracle ADF Faces Application With Selenium

    Testing your oracle ADF faces application with Selenium is possible with the JUnit. This paper illustrates how Selenium and JUnit can be used together to build unit tests that test Oracle Application Development Framework Web user interfaces UIs. Along with testing individual components and pieces of code, it is equally...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Unit Testing Your Application With JUnit

    When software is developed, a developer is required to test various components of the application on a regular basis. This is done to ensure that they are functioning correctly as required. This helps the developer to create and make changes in the components easily. The work becomes much easy if...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Building Projects With Ant

    Developers can build Oracle Application Development Framework projects using Apache Ant outside of the Oracle JDeveloper environment. With Oracle JDeveloper 11g, users can easily compile applications, generate deployment artifacts (such as Java Archives [JARs], Web Application Archives (WARs), and Enterprise Archives [EARs]), and deploy applications from within the IDE. The...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Build a Java Application With Eclipse, Spring, and Oracle WebLogic Server

    Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE) is a set of qualified plug-ins that are designed for simple integration with the core Eclipse IDE to offer support for developing and installing enterprise Java applications with the Spring Framework and Oracle WebLogic Server. The applications can be developed and installed easily with...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    High-Performance Oracle JDBC Programming

    The performance of Oracle-driven JDBC programs can be improved by controlling connection and statement pooling features. These pooling techniques such as connection pooling and statement pooling can help in advancing the performance of database-intensive applications since it allows the reuse of objects. The application need to work together with the...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Introduction to Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g JPA Workbench

    The Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE) can be used to build Java EE applications that are designed to map objects to relational databases with the help of Java Persistence API (JPA). OEPE is a set of qualified plug-ins designed to develop Java EE applications that can be installed easily...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Getting Recursive: A Quick Primer on Querying Hierarchical Data in Oracle Database 11g Release 2

    The Recursive database processing also known as the bill of materials or parts explosion problem is related to a range of application fields such as human resources, manufacturing, financial markets, and academia. The data that is involved in such processing is referred to as tree structured or hierarchical. Oracle Database...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Introduction to Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler

    Oracle SQL Developer is a graphical tool that is designed for database environment. This solution is used to browse database objects, run SQL statements and scripts, write and run PL/SQL programs. It can also be utilized to run supplied database reports, and to create and save queries as reports. Entity...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Converting Forms

    Oracle Forms applications can be modernized with the help of Oracle Application Express. These forms are converted to use another development tool to build an application. Oracle Forms modernization projects convert legacy applications in order to utilize the latest Oracle Database version that enables the developers to create user-satisfying applications...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    More New PL/SQL Features

    New features and tools were introduced to improve the application performance of the Oracle Database 11g. Automatic Subprogram Inlining and Native Compilation Method are the two processes being discussed in this paper. Automatic subprogram inlining is an optimization process that replaces procedure calls with a copy of the body of...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Creating Custom Authentication

    Although Oracle Application Express has excellent out-of-the-box options for authenticating users, it is sometimes necessary to develop custom authentication schemes to meet specific requirements. One such case was when one of the clients, who was already using several Oracle Database instances required some fairly restrictive requirements. Some of his requirements...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    On Avoiding Termination

    Has one found a procedure that continues to apply a complex set of rules to a large volume of data in a set of tables even if an error appears in the update? In the past, if an error occurred in the up-date process, the procedure would terminate execution. This...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Improving PL/SQL

    New PL/SQL features introduced by Oracle Database 11g are being discussed in this paper. PL/SQL Function Result Cache and the PL/SQL Hierarchical Profiler are the two applications that have been improved on the basis of their performance and are the basis of this paper. All the prior versions of the...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Improving Application Performance

    Oracle SQL Developer provides capabilities for browsing and working with Oracle Application Express applications. This paper focuses on how developers and DBAs can use Oracle SQL Developer to examine and tune Oracle Application Express code. By the end of this paper the users will be able learn to how to...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Easy Application Attachments

    It was a thing of the past when one could not attach files or images to the existing Oracle Application Express application. With the new Oracle Application Express 3.1 one can now easily attach all the attachments such as Microsoft Word documents, presentation files, or images to your existing Oracle...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    On Emulating Finally

    There are several actions that require explicit cleanup statements in the world of PL/SQL. Some of these are opening a file by using UTL_FILE.FOPEN, opening a cursor by using DBMS_SQL.OPEN_CURSOR, and allocating memory for package-level variables. This paper focuses on the approach of segregating all cleanup logic into a single...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    On Conditional Compilation

    Oracle Database 10g has been groundbreaking when it comes to the world of PL/SQL development, most notably in the evolution of the PL/SQL compiler. In the release 1, the PL/SQL optimizer automatically transforms code so that it can run more efficiently. Oracle estimates that one can expect to see their...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    On Confusion and Recompilation

    With identifiable names there is less confusion. This article demonstrates with examples that it is very important to apply best practices to program naming, recompiling invalid programs, and collecting. Confusion arises when there is a package named pck_events_1 that has a function named fn_1. The author has another schema-level ("Standalone")...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Surveying Your Application Needs

    Using Oracle Application Express to create, deploy, and compile results for a survey is a natural fit, because the surveys are often needed quite quickly, distribution and access via the Web offer convenience, and results are stored in an Oracle database for easy analysis. With the help of various quick...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Line Up Your Applications

    Applications frequently need to pass messages to each other, and they need to do so reliably and often asynchronously. This goal is typically achieved with queuing: producer applications enqueue messages and consumer applications dequeue messages. A message stays in the queue until a consumer application dequeues it or the message...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    The Full Set

    Building a .NET application that accesses Oracle Database involves a variety of tasks besides writing .NET code: creating users and roles, creating tables and table data, generating SQL scripts and checking them into source control, and performance tuning,. This article builds a .NET application with Oracle Database and step by...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    The Right Transaction

    Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP.NET) offers two distinct transaction types: implicit and explicit. Without the proper understanding of these transaction types, it is possible to create an application that does not function correctly or that leads to data inconsistencies or corruption. A database transaction simply means a logical unit...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    One Smart Combo

    User interface components available in Oracle Application Development Framework 11g accelerate how end users can work with data. This paper helps to implement a more versatile UI component: the Combo Box with List of Values. It lets users pick frequently accessed values from a list (as well as search for...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Turn Applications into Portlets

    Code reuse is a common practice in application development, but as an application developer, it is usable as a complete application - or an Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) task flow - with a portal or another application. Oracle JDeveloper 11g enables to create applications and Oracle ADF task...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    At the Breaking Point

    Debugging is very fundamental to successful enterprise application development. When an unexpected operation occurs in a Java program, an exception signals the problem. To locate the problem quickly, one can use an exception breakpoint to stop the debugger whenever a specific kind of exception is thrown. The starter workspace contains...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Ajax and Partial-Page Refresh in Oracle ADF Rich Client

    Web 2.0 applications owe an important part of their rich behavior to their asynchronous communication with the server and their dynamic partial-page updates. The net effect of Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) and Partial-Page Refresh (PPR) is a responsive, dynamic, interactive, alive application that is both attractive and effective. Asynchronous...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Targets, Accessors, and Trees

    A tree control offers end users an intuitive way to explore relationships in the data one presents. It is to create tree-based hierarchical data displays with Oracle Application Development Framework and then by using declarative support for synchronizing a target view object, it is possible for users to see additional...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // May 2010

    How to Consolidate Servers and Applications With Oracle Solaris Containers

    This white paper instructs users, system administrators, and developers unfamiliar with Oracle Solaris 10 on how to consolidate applications onto a single server using Oracle Solaris Containers technology. The guide starts with a brief overview of Oracle Solaris Containers and follows with an example of using Oracle Solaris Containers to...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Deploying Web 2.0 Applications on Oracle Servers and the OpenSolaris Operating System

    The rise of the social networking phenomenon has spurred demand for a highly scalable and flexible solution for hosting applications. Many larger sites are growing at 100% a year, and smaller sites are expanding at an even more rapid pace, doubling every few months. Such rapid growth in user population...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Best Practices for Data Reliability With Oracle VM Server for SPARC

    Datacenter best practices for disk and network I/O are relatively well defined. Configure multiple data paths to network and storage resources to increase availability. For data reliability, use media redundancy including hardware and software RAID and sophisticated filesystems such as the Oracle Solaris Zettabyte File System (Oracle Solaris ZFS). These...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Code-Free Application Extensions and Integrations

    With the growth in business environment, many organizations are adapting to change in order to develop their operational quality, enhance customer focus, and increase cost-effective relationships. Invasion application extensions and integrations are problems faced by the IT department of organizations. Many business organizations make an effort to close business and...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Oracle BPM Directory Explained

    The BPM Directory is an information storage area that stores configuration information about a BPM environment. It is a basic component of the BPM environment that provides access to the BPM organization including participants, groups, organizational units, and roles. This paper offers detailed information about the Oracle BPM Directory with...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Middleware Management with Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 10g R5

    Oracle Enterprise Manager is designed to monitor the middleware applications and the basic infrastructure. Applications including Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) are multi-tier applications that run on various platforms. These applications depend upon different resources including within and outside the organizations. This paper discusses various...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Clustering SOA Suite

    It is no mean task to configure a cluster. When it comes to an SOA Suite Cluster, it might seem easy at large. But there are still some things that might leave one befuddled. This blog looks at how one can configure a cluster in a manner that is more...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Comparison: WLI File Control and the Oracle File Adapter

    Management of computer files has become an important task as one relies more and more on computer-based activities. When it comes to files and IT, it incorporates files on mobile devices to corporate servers, all of which pass through a PC. Therefore, when it comes to integrating such a variety...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Comparison of the WLI Database Event Generator and the Oracle Database Adapter

    Automation of data processing is one of the main purposes of information systems. Data storage, transformation and exchange are three of the most basic needs of an IT company. As for now database is the most viable option available for persisting information in a structured and accessible way. Integration engagements...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Building Customizable Applications Using Oracle Metadata Services

    Desktop application users are accustomed to being able to set and save their personal application preferences. This article shows how to configure your Oracle ADF application to allow end user customizations and how to run and test the customizable application in the development environment. Building customizability into a new application...

    Provided By Oracle