Re: HTML DB - here to stay?

  • From: William B Ferguson <wbfergus@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: Peter.Hitchman@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 17:47:10 -0600

From my own personal observations, HTML DB is a great little *FREE* tool. Installation has been a snap on my Windows 2003 server.
I've created a couple small apps so far, and even talked a secretary down the hall from me into using it (instead of MySQL, Apache, and PHP, which she would have had to install and setup). After about a month or two she developed a pretty slick looking little app for her group, with minimal SQL knowledge, no PL/SQL knowledge, but a decent understanding of HTML and CSS. If you know CSS, a big part of learning HTML DB layout is overcome. I'm still struggling with it.
I'm currently working on an app that will be around 45-50 pages when done, with interactive query screens, reporting and export capabilities built-in.
From what I've gathered over the last year talking with the HTML DB team from Oracle, it's a product that here to stay (until something better and easier comes along). But, since it's all PL/SQL code that resides in your database, portability isn't that big of an issue if it's ever discontinued.


Bill Ferguson
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From: Peter.Hitchman@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Date: 09/28/2005 09:17AM
Subject: HTML DB - here to stay?

We are considering using Oracle's HTML DB to do some web development. Does
anyone who has experience in using this, have time to spare to make some
comments about it? I am particularly interested if anyone knows from where
inside of Oracle this came from and if it is likely to have a long shelf




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