Monday, May 11, 2009

Creating Oracle Database-backed iGoogle Gadgets

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Creating Oracle Database-backed iGoogle Gadgets

Learn how to build gadgets for iGoogle and OpenSocial containers that read data from an Oracle database.

Gadgets within personalized home pages are an interesting channel to distribute information and extend the reach of Web applications. As we work more and more on "extended enterprise" or enterprise 2.0 applications, enterprise developers are looking for new ways to reach our users, and to integrate within the flow of information that the user is otherwise receiving.

In this article you'll learn how to use an Oracle database (with its native support for HTTP and XML) as a backend for a Google gadget. We'll do this while building a few simple gadgets that pull data from the database, and using Oracle XML DB to host associated static files. No prior knowledge of the Google gadgets specification is needed and all of the examples have been tested on Oracle Database XE (and will probably run on Oracle Database 11g as well).

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Web 2.0 Application Development said...

Great information... thanks... good for developers like us...