PeopleSoft Developer's Guide for PeopleTools & PeopleCode (Anglais) Broché – 1 janvier 2009
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Design and Deliver PeopleSoft Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
Develop data-driven Oracle PeopleSoft applications and business intelligence reports with help from the expert advice in this Oracle Press guide. PeopleSoft Developer's Guide for PeopleTools & PeopleCode shows you how to build and enhance PeopleSoft modules that maximize return on investment. Set up PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture, create PeopleCode projects, integrate HTML and Web features, and create reports with Oracle XML Publisher. You will also learn how to use COBOL, SQR, PeopleSoft Application Engine, and Middleware integration.
- Install and configure PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture
- Work with PeopleCode components, objects, and classes
- Build pages and modules using the PeopleTools application designer
- Add HTML and Web elements in PeopleCode
- Implement code on the middle tier tools and work with process manager
- Execute powerful batch processes with application engine
- Generate detailed reports using Oracle XML Publisher and SQR
- Debug, secure, and optimize your PeopleSoft applications
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Car il s'agit la plus part du temps des copies des écrans ou des extraits des books PS sans aucune explication et aucun exemple concret d'application.
Travaillant sous une version ancienne tools 8.18, j'ai acheté ce livre afin d'actualiser mes connaissances, mais honnêtement j'ai appris plus en lisant les books de PS.
Il n'est pas très clair, il ne propose pas d'exemple.
Enfin, c'est trop cher en comparaison aux books qu'eux ils sont gratuits.
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The beginning of the book describes the many modules that PeopleSoft has in its HR product ignoring PeopleSoft's other product lines. About 5% of the book is spent on these descriptions. Maybe the author had to add some filler to make the minimum number of pages, but not too much.
There are few examples for the reader, and the existing examples are poor at best. On p134-142, the book shows the steps to place an HTML box on a page. None of the steps explain what, how, or why anything was done. A new user will not know what to click to complete the steps, and an intermediate or advanced user will have no use for this trivial example.
Debugging is mentioned and a method is described in the text (p. 208-209). But there is no mention of using the PeopleSoft debugger that would allow someone to step through the code line by line. This omission illustrates the author's lack of familiarity with major parts of the PeopleSoft development environment.
On p323-332, the author gives her example of how the Integration Broker can be used, yet fails to mention these steps are only valid for PeopleTools 8.47 and lower. PeopleTools 8.48 updated and changed many parts of the messaging system. No explanation is given for PeopleTools 8.48, so if you are at that version, you're on your own. Maybe the author isn't familiar with the latest 8.48 version despite the claim on the back of the book.
On p413, the book talks about how to run an SQR stating "The next illustration shows all the available fields that may need to be filled out depending on your setup." What goes in the fields is a mystery. I guarantee you need to know what to put in those fields if you want to execute an SQR.
Only a single author is shown on the cover, yet there are two authors mentioned in the text. Maybe the second author didn't want to receive cover credit for this mess.
This book provides a superficial overview of PeopleSoft's development environment, sprinkled with unusable examples. The best statement in the book is on p470: "Type your problem or error message directly into Google and search, which nine times out of ten will return just what you need." Save your time and money and follow that advice.
1) The material is presented in a thoughtful, well written way that is easy for even non technical people to understand.
2) Some good sample code although it could have used some more.
3) Nice to see some information on COBOL, which for many of us has been a real black hole.
1) Almost no coverage of Component Interface. This is a very useful tool and should have been given more attention.
2) PS Query is a good tool and very useful but I think that the author devoted too much space to it at the expense of other topics (see above).
3) I was hoping to be able to download some of the sample code that is presented in the book rather than having to retype it.
If you have used PeopleSoft for any length of time you know just how vast and complex it is. It is simply not possible to cover every topic in depth in 572 pages and I give the author credit for getting it mostly right. SQR In PeopleSoft is probably the best single topic book available for PeopleSoft and is a fantastic resource but it only covers SQR. This book covers SQR fairly well along with many other topics. If you are looking for a single book that covers everything then this is the one to get.
In this case the author has done an excellent job covering the major areas of PeopleSoft, and most important, explain how a standard PeopleSoft implementation has be extended for customized functionality.
This is a real world book and the code examples from COBOL were an especially nice touch.
Its faults are broad and systemic, not nitpicks: it is superficial, disorganized, glosses over important concepts while detailing marketing fluff, and all too frequently plain wrong - the worst sin of all in a technical guide. I'm frankly curious, and perhaps just a tad suspicious of all the 5-stars it has received.
First few chapters are PeopleSoft marketing material you could find on Oracle's main site. It's generously peppered with buzz-words: everything is "Scalable", "Integrated", "Managed", "Optimized". This is conceivably useful for somebody who's never heard of PeopleSoft, just to get them excited; they still won't get an idea of what any of these scalable, integrated, optimized things actually *do*, let alone how. Still, it only really covers HR modules, and superficially at that. Actual quote from the book, speaking of CRM & SQR: "I think that CRM is the exception here; I know that CRM has no COBOL, and I think that is true for SQR as well." Seriously?? An author from Oracle Press should take 10 seconds to ascertain if this is true or not. A technical book has no room for sentences like "I think this might be true, though maybe not". Figure it out, *then* start writing.
Eventually, we start getting to intro to development. Core concepts like Component Processor, idea of Panel/Page, security, interfaces, are glossed over, again in marketing words. An experienced developer new to PeopleSoft will be frustrated by the lack of depth. A newbie might not even know that crucial things are being poorly explained - until deeper into the book they feel bewildered because they lack the core concepts and ideas.
What made me eventually discontinue reading the book after ~250 pages or so, is the sheer number of errors & inaccuracies that I've encountered. Having worked on the infrastructure side of the PeopleSoft for years, I know for a fact many of the things that are written in this book are plain wrong - this happens as frequently as once per page in the (relatively) more dense parts. As a result, I have no faith in the correctness of the book in respect to things I *don't* know much about. Every time I've returned to the book with determination to make it through despite poor organization and over-excited fluff-speak, to gleam what knowledge I can from it, I would encounter more errors: in the end, I'd rather forgo it, than risk learning things *wrongly*.
The more recent PeopleSoft book, Tips & Techniques, seems much more useful, as is the older "PeopleSoft for the Oracle DBA". They appear to be written by battle-hardened technology veterans who have learned through their experience, and dispense their practical wisdom in a structured, no-nonsense way. This title is a fluffy, inaccurate, superficial and shallow companion that you are better off avoiding.
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