CHAPTER 3

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Identifying the Problem and Designing the Solution

Every computer system is (or at least should be) the result of solving some type of problem. Although “Hello World” apps are great, we firmly believe that the best way to learn any technology is to apply it to a real problem and see how things actually work.

We adhere to that principle throughout this book. This chapter discusses a very common problem in most organizations that can be solved technically. You also look at some of the detailed things you need to consider when designing web-based systems in general and APEX specifically.

Identifying System Requirements

Almost every company, ...

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