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  • Lesser known features of SQL and PL/SQL
  • Incorporate printing capabilities
  • Create secure applications
  • Troubleshooting and Debugging
  • Setting up your environment
  • Best practices for building real life applications

Have you ever wanted to create real-world database applications? In this book you’re not only getting APEX best practices, but will also take into account the total environment of an APEX application and benefit from it.

"Oracle APEX Best Practices" will guide you through the development of real-world applications. It will give you a broader view of APEX. The various aspects include setting up APEX environment, testing and debugging, security, and getting the best out of SQL and PL/SQL.

In six distinct chapters you will learn about different features of Oracle APEX as well as SQL and PL/SQL.

Do you maximize the capabilities of Oracle APEX? Do you use all the power that SQL and PL/SQL have to offer? Do you want to learn how to build a secure, fully functional application? Then this is the book you’ll need.

"Oracle APEX: Best Practices" is where practical development begins!

  • "Oracle APEX Best Practices" will get you started with Oracle APEX for developing real-world applications that perform and maximize the full potential of Oracle APEX
  • You will also learn to take advantage of advanced SQL and PL/SQL along the way
  • Combines the knowledge of Oracle Apex Experts -- Alex Nuijten, Iloon Ellen-Wollf, and Learco Brizzi
  • Setting up your environment and getting ready for developing applications
Page Count 298
Course Length 8 hours 56 minutes
ISBN 9781849684002
Date Of Publication 5 Nov 2012


Alex Nuijten

Alex Nuijten works as a database developer and Expertise Lead (database development) for AMIS Services BV in Nieuwegein, The Netherlands. Besides his consultancy work, he conducts training classes, mainly in SQL and PL/SQL. Alex has been a speaker at numerous international conferences, such as ODTUG, Oracle Open World, UKOUG, IOUG, OGh, and OBUG. He is also a frequent contributor at the Oracle Technology Network forum for SQL and PL/SQL. He has written many articles in Oracle-related magazines, and at regular intervals he writes about Oracle database development on the AMIS Technology Blog (, as well as on his own blog, Notes on Oracle ( In August 2010, Alex was awarded the Oracle ACE Director membership.

Iloon Ellen-Wolff

Iloon Ellen-Wolff started working with Oracle 21 years ago, employed by several software houses in the Netherlands. Her experience goes back to Oracle Forms version 2 and Report Writer. Almost 14 years ago, she started working for Oracle Support Services for the developer competency (Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports, SQL Developer, and Application Express), assisting customers by solving their software-related problems. During those years, she applied the knowledge she had gained in many ways such as coaching new engineers, team leading, teaching the Application Express courses, and seminars for Oracle University. Aside from being a very senior team member with excellent troubleshooting and customer skills, in Oracle Support, she acts as Advanced Resolution Engineer. One of her responsibilities in Oracle Support is Global Technical Lead Application Express. She works closely with Sustaining Engineering, Product Development, and Product Management of the Application Express team. Starting last year, she is now involved in the Oracle Cloud project. She is member of the platform as a service readiness team. Involved in testing Application Express in the Cloud and being a trainer in this area, she enjoys the challenge to prepare her engineers for the Cloud and ultimately to support Oracle customers in the very near future! Besides that, she is a frequent speaker for different Oracle User Groups about Application Express, SQL Developer, and Oracle Public Cloud.

Learco Brizzi

Learco Brizzi received his MSc in Informatics in 1993 and then he started working with the early versions of Oracle Forms (3.0), Reports (1.1), and Designer (1.2.1). When WebDB was launched, he created his first steps towards building Internet applications. When APEX (HTMLDB) hit the market, he saw the potential of this tool and built a complete music download store with it in 2004, including integration with e-mail, reports, and payment service providers. This was one of the very first serious applications ever built with APEX. Nowadays, Learco is dedicated to the APEX and PL/SQL development. He is a very enthusiastic technician, trainer of advanced APEX courses, presenter at conferences, organizer of seminars, committee member of the OGh (Oracle user group in Holland) and member of the editorial-committee for the Oracle magazine OGh Visie. Together with a companion Learco started his own company, Itium, in 1999, which specializes in Oracle technology. In May 2010, Learco was awarded the Oracle ACE membership. You can contact Learco at