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APEX 4.2 Reporting - Book Review

Recently I was asked by someone from Packt Publishing to review the new book "Oracle APEX 4.2 Reporting" - in exchange for a free e-copy.
When I saw the table of contents, I already thought: "This is covering a lot...". And that turns out to be true - and one of the main points of criticism I have. It starts off with a whole chapter about Installation and Configuration. The title of the chapter doesn't say that, because it's called "Know your horse before you ride it". Thats one of the other points of criticism: The author is now and then to be trying to be funny and entertaining (in his own way). Another example: after a paragraph about installing the APEX Listener he writes: "APEX now has ears". And there are much more examples - to me it's annoying and distracting. But the major part of that chapter is very well covered by the installation documents that come with the different products. Another remarkable note is that the author…