Posts tagged book review
In October 2012 yet another ADF Book was published. This book “Oracle ADF Real World Developer’s Guide” is authored by Jobinesh Purushothaman. Jobinsh works with Oracle as a Principal Solutions Architect for the Oracle Application Development Framework. The book is full of essential tips and tricks for building ADF applications. In this post I will share my book review with you. (more…)
Recently I was invited to read and review a recent publication on an important component of the Oracle Fusion Middleware stack: BPM Suite 11g. This book is titled Oracle BPM Suite 11g Developer’s Cookbook. It was written by Vivek Acharya and has been published by Packt Publishing. It contains close to 500 pages. The book homepage on the Packt Web Site is: : http://www.packtpub.com/oracle-bpm-suite-11g-developers-cookbook/book.
This article provides an overview of this book and my first impressions of it. In short:
The breadth of the book is impressive. Vivek has done a great job in describing many topics and aspects of the BPM Suite story. Along with the impressive scope, he also manages to provide a lot of details and in depth descriptions, for example in his discussion of business indicators and BAM, configuration of fault policies and on the development of User Interfaces with ADF to support Human Tasks. He uses a single case throughout the book – a case that is clear and comprehensive. Not too simplistic to become trivial and neither too complex to overburden the reader. Both business and process analysts as well as developers will benefit from this book – although I think More >
A couple of weeks ago yet another ADF book was released. This time it was Grant Ronald’s turn. He managed to write a “Quick Start Guide to Oracle Fusion Development”. I was somewhat worried because it is seemingly impossible to write a Quick Start Guide to Fusion Development. However after reading the book I was very surprised of what the book has to offer to people starting with fusion development. In this post I share my findings with you (more…)
Getting Started With Oracle SOA Suite 11g R1: A Hands-On Tutorial
Authors: Demed L’Her, Heidi Buelow, Jayaram Kasi, Manas Deb, Prasen Palvankar (aka Oracle Product Management for SOA Suite)
A hands-on tutorial is what the cover of the book promises, and that is exactly what you get. A quick, very hands-on introduction into the most important components in the SOA Suite 11g. In no time at all, readers will be able to get a composite application up and running. An application that leverages many of the essential features and functions in the SOA Suite.
Some books are primarily an introduction into a certain topic, with lots of theory, background and explanations of what, why and how. Other books are mainly reference material that you use to look things up when you need them. This book is neither – it offers very little in the way of explanation and background and it would be fairly useless as reference guide. It is however a very good way to get to know the SOA Suite – both design time and run time – and get a feel for how to develop for it and run applications in it.
The book contains a large number of informative screenshots and also provides the salient code snippets. It is very More >
A few months ago I came across a relatively new book: Processing XML Documents with Oracle JDeveloper 11g by Deepak Vohra (370 pages, Packt Publishing, ISBN 978-1-847196-66-8, February 2009).
It is an interesting mix of topics, all having to do with XML and most directly related to JDeveloper. The topcis and chapters do not at all times seem logically bundled together (for example design time and run time seem to be somewhat strangely intermingled in the book) but they provide a lot of useful information to any developer working on applications that involve XML in some way (and which one does not today) using JDeveloper as an IDE or Oracle XDK 11g..
And JDeveloper 11g’s XML capabilities may not be entirely on par with single issue IDEs such as XMLSpy, it certainly does a very good job at many frequent and less frequent XML tasks. This book does a good job at showing the various XML specific features of JDeveloper – although it also fails to mention one or two. It contains many examples of writing Java code to process XML in some way, primarily using XDK 11g; those examples are not always really specifically related to JDeveloper 11g, as the code uses standard libraries that can More >