Chapter 1. Developing Successful Oracle Applications

I spend the bulk of my time working with Oracle database software and, more to the point, with people who use this software. Over the last eighteen years, I've worked on many projects—successful ones as well as complete failures—and if I were to encapsulate my experiences into a few broad statements, here's what they would be:

  • An application built around the database—dependent on the database—will succeed or fail based on how it uses the database. As a corollary to this—all applications are built around databases; I can't think of a single useful application that doesn't store data persistently somewhere.

  • Applications come, applications go. The data, however, lives forever. It is not about building ...

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