This tutorial assumes you know at least a little bit about Linux, Oracle, and PHP. Or at least you know what they are. Or something. Oracle Express is Oracle’s free version of their database. It imposes some resources and functionality limitations, but for the purposing of learning and deploying smaller applications, it works fabulously. It’s also the easiest to install. So that’s what I’ll be demonstrating. I’m not going to talk to you about the advantages of Oracle, because I have a feeling that would be a waste of my time and yours.