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Oracle® Web Application Programming for PL/SQL® Developers by Benjamin Rosenzweig, Solomon Morse, Melanie Caffrey, Susan Boardman

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Unit 3.1. Working with the Server

Remote vs. Local

For this book’s purpose, there are two possible installation configurations: remote and local. A remote configuration uses your computer to access a remote server machine. A local configuration first determines whether you need to access a remote server machine.

You could be working locally, on a computer that has the Oracle database, application server, and client software all installed on the same machine, or you could be working remotely, using your computer to access a remote server machine. If you have installed Oracle9i Personal Edition on your computer, then you have a local installation.

Understand that most real-world databases are housed on a server machine, which is accessed remotely ...

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