Extending Oracle Application Express with Oracle Cloud Features: A Guide to Enhancing APEX Web Applications with Cloud-Native and Machine Learning Technologies

  • 3h 43m
  • Adrian Png, Heli Helskyaho
  • Apress
  • 2022

This book shows Oracle Application Express (APEX) developers how to take advantage of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) features for APEX that might otherwise go missed. You will learn how to use OCI features for data science tasks such as detecting anomalies in your data, training machine learning models, and much more. The book provides an in-depth look at Oracle Cloud features and demonstrates how they can be easily integrated into an APEX application. While the book focuses on developing for APEX, the approaches covered in the book are also applicable to any other modern web developer framework for applications running on the OCI platform.

For many organizations, the database is the heart of operations. Those who opt to invest in the Oracle Database can learn from this book how to maximize their return on investment. The book begins with an introduction to OCI and help on setting up your OCI developer environment. From there you’ll begin with security by learning to provide single sign-on via the Oracle Identity Cloud Service. Subsequent chapters take you through cloud-focused features such as Object Storage, Oracle Function, Oracle Machine Learning REST Services, and Oracle Cloud Anomaly Detection. You’ll even learn to troubleshoot email delivery services.

What You Will Learn

  • Be aware of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure features for developers
  • Integrate with cloud native services such as cloud-based object storage and serverless functions
  • Enhance APEX applications with machine learning features
  • Implement Natural Language Processing and Anomaly Detection Algorithms
  • Troubleshoot email delivery services when sending emails using the APEX_MAIL package
  • Design and implement an APEX environment that is secure

About the Author

Adrian Png is a seasoned solutions architect with over 20 years of experience working with clients to design and implement state-of-the-art infrastructure and applications. He earned a Master of Technology (Knowledge Engineering) degree from the National University of Singapore and is always eager to apply his knowledge and skills in machine learning. Adrian is also trained and certified in several Oracle technologies, including Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle Autonomous Database, Oracle Cloud-Native Services, Oracle Database, and Oracle Application Express. He is an Oracle ACE and a recognized contributor in the Oracle community. Most recently, he co-authored the Apress book Getting Started with the Oracle Cloud Free Tier. In his spare time, Adrian enjoys tinkering with electronics projects and 3D printing.

Heli Helskyaho is the CEO for Miracle Finland Oy. She holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Helsinki and specializes in databases. At the moment she is working on her doctoral studies, researching and teaching at the University of Helsinki. Heli has been working in IT since 1990. She has held several positions, but every role has included databases and data. Heli believes that understanding your data makes using the data much easier. She is an Oracle ACE Director, and a frequent speaker at many conferences. She is the author of several books and has been listed as one of the TOP 100 influencers in the IT sector in Finland for each year from 2015 to 2021.

In this Book

  • Architecting a Secure Infrastructure for APEX
  • Storing Large Objects Using Object Storage
  • Using Oracle Cloud Functions
  • Exposing Functionality with API Gateway
  • Oracle Machine Learning in Autonomous Database
  • Oracle Machine Learning REST Services
  • Data Labeling
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Language
  • Vision
  • Email Delivery Services