By nature, men are nearly alike;by practice, they get to be wide apart.
—Confucius (551–479 B.C.), The Confucian Analects
An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
—Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948)
The guiding principle for practices in this book is that you will absorb detailed concepts better if you use them right away in code that builds an application. Although we do not present all possible techniques you will ever need when creating a real-world application, the hands-on practices should make you think about how to perform basic web development tasks in JDeveloper 11g. The hands-on practices also point you toward external resources that can be useful when you are stuck on a specific programming problem. ...