What you need for this book

Oracle uses many great tools to develop extensions. The tools we will mostly focus on in this book are the following:

  • Oracle JDeveloper with OA Extension
  • SQL Developer
  • BI Publisher
  • Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Word

Other utility programs we will be using are:

  • WinSCP — a windows based FTP frontend
  • PuTTY — a UNIX command line window
  • JAD - a Java decompiler

Developing code in EBS

There are a number of languages used for programming and writing scripts that Oracle supports. We are going to primarily focus on the following in this book:

  • PL/SQL
  • Java
  • SQL
  • XML

UNIX shell scripting

Other languages are also less commonly used within EBS and fall outside the scope of this book.

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