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Oracle APEX Best Practices by Learco Brizzi, Iloon Ellen-Wolff, Alex Nuijten

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Chapter 1. Prepare and Build

In this chapter, we will discuss different aspects of setting up an Application Express (APEX) environment. Among others, we'll take a look at installing APEX, performing preparational tasks before actually building applications, and transforming the data model into initial screens. We will also discuss some guidelines and best practices for these phases. You'll get a lot of new ideas for structuring and building your applications.

Before doing that we will take a brief look at the history and background of APEX.

History and background

APEX is a very powerful development tool, which is used to create web-based database-centric applications. The tool itself consists of a schema in the database with a lot of tables, views, ...

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