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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 4.2. How to Design a Web Application

Who is the User?

The first and most important step in design is to identify the user of the application. If an application is built for a group of people, but no one can use it, then it is not a good application, no matter how flawlessly it works or how brilliantly it was coded. Remember, too, that the user is often paying for the application, which is another good reason to make the user your first consideration.

There might be several types of users. If this is the case, identify each distinct group of users and check that the design meets each group’s needs. Suppose that the accounting department and the auditing department of a large corporation both need the application that you are building for ...

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