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II. Extending Perl > 4. Perl Web Extensions

Chapter 4. Perl Web Extensions

This chapter describes the basics of web-based Oracle applications whose output or interface is viewed through a web browser, rather than through the graphical user interfaces (GUIs) offered by the applications described in Chapter 3. The advantage of employing a web solution is that you need to deploy it only once, at one web address, and thereby provide a tool that anyone with a web browser can access from anywhere on the network. Using the web as an interface can make life a lot easier for Oracle database administrators who may manage dozens of databases and who need to maintain a satellite’s eye view of their operation and performance. DBAs have long dreamed of being able to monitor their databases from the beach via remote-control applications that require nothing more than browser control from a Palm pilot or some other type of PDA, a cellular phone, or a laptop. That particular scenario is likely to remain a dream, but it’s certainly true that use of the Web ad....


  

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