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Oracle and Open Source by Sean Hull, Andy Duncan

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Chapter 10. Building Oracle Applications with GNOME and GTK+

Now that Oracle Corporation has ported Oracle to the Linux operating system, Linux is rapidly becoming an important platform for backend solutions employing Oracle databases. What’s even more exciting is that Linux, coupled with the GNOME and GTK+ technologies we described in Chapter 9, has become a viable desktop solution, too. The number and quality of GTK+ applications is growing fast. Suddenly, the world of Linux-based Oracle applications is bursting at the seams. In this chapter, we’ll cover what we consider to be the best database applications built on GNOME and GTK+:

Orasoft

A set of Oracle applications built on GTK+ that’s intended to be an open source replacement for the commercial Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM). This application suite provides a variety of database administration tools, including Object Manager (to browse database objects), SQLWork (to run SQL), Procedit (to edit PL/SQL), Session Monitor (to browse SQL execution by users), and Table Browser (to view tables and attributes).

GNOME-DB

A framework for building GTK+ database applications. The GNOME-DB distribution also includes plug-ins to different databases (including Oracle) and sample applications that provide excellent examples of how to build your own database applications.

gASQL

A tool that shows graphically an entity relationship diagram (ERD) of the tables in a database (Oracle and others are supported). gASQL gives you an easy view ...

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