New APEX Certification Exam BETA Now Running

How does a prospective employer  or customer know that you are any good at developing with Oracle Application Express?
One of the best credentials, to prove you have APEX chops, is to obtain Oracle Application Express Certification!

The APEX Certification Exam has undergone a large upgrade.
Much of the content being rewritten / improved as part of this effort.
The new exam is currently running a BETA program until 10-May-2014.
Testing centers are available worldwide.

What are the Long-Term Prospects for Oracle Application Express?

This is a very common question that I’m regularly asked in one form or another. The simple answer is that Oracle is committed to the ongoing development and support of Application Express. There are a number of key factors for Oracle’s commitment including the strong community support, the continued uptake (more...)

Once again APEX helps ORACLE TEAM USA win the America’s Cup


Found some interesting pieces on how ORACLE TEAM USA used Application Express to help them win the 34rd America's Cup in San Francisco.
Of course these and (more...)

APEX 5.0 – Page Designer

Ever since we started showing off the new Page Designer scheduled for release with Application Express 5.0 almost everyone has been hounding me for screen shots. Generally I never make future functionality public as it changes often and sometimes in very dramatic ways between feature conception, initial implementation, and (more...)

APEX OOW 2013 Schedule and Developer Challenge

For all of you attending Oracle OpenWorld 2013 then you should check out http://apex.oracle.com/oow.
This application will run on both desktop and mobile*
{* The mobile application requires you to sign with your OTN credentials. The desktop application only requires logging in when you enter the challenge}


OTN (more...)

APEX 4.2.1 Patch Set Released


Today we released APEX 4.2.1 on the APEX OTN Download page.
This  is a cumulative patch set for APEX 4.2.0.
If you already have APEX 4.2.0 installed then you will need to download the patch from My Oracle Support , Patch # 14732511 {Filename (more...)

APEX 5.0 Statement of Direction

We have published an updated Statement of Direction for Application Express and plan on calling out next major release APEX 5.0.

This outlines the major features we *plan* on delivering, however, as always there is also a large number of other features we have listed in Team Development for this (more...)

Application Express 4.2 Goes Production

New release and new look for our http://apex.oracle.com page


Also our APEX OTN Page(s) at http://otn.oracle.com/apex



Of course the most active page will be the updated Downloads page on OTN where you can download Release 4.2. But don't forget to look at all of the (more...)

Application Express 4.2 Early Adopter 1

Following on from Joel's post this morning (http://t.co/HW9dflZC) the first Early Adopter for APEX 4.2 is now available @ https://apexea.oracle.com.

A list of Feature Descriptions and Known Issues is also available @ http://apex.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=38997:1:0

One of the main features we are introducing (more...)

New Oracle By Examples Now Available

For sometime Kris Rice and I have talked about wanting to do a "Soup-to-Nuts" series of labs. With many thanks to Marcie Young from Curriculum Development, such a series now exists on the Oracle Learning Library (OLL) : http://apex.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=44785:24:0::NO::P24_CONTENT_ID,P24_PREV_PAGE:6265,1

Marcie is also the one responsible for building (more...)

Integrating APEX with OAM

Thanks to the hard work from Christian Neumueller from the APEX team and Ramana Turlapati from the Access Manager team we were able to successfully integrate Application Express into Oracle Access Manager. The result is a new white paper available via the OTN APEX on the Learn More page ( (more...)

Are you in Higher Education and use APEX?


For some time I have been interested in furthering the use of Oracle Application Express in higher education.
There are a number of institutions currently using Application Express either as part of their curriculum or for internal use.
One of the big problems is knowing who else in higher education (more...)

FREE OTN Developer Day in Poland June 15

Our FREE OTN Developer Day is going global.
We are going to be in Poland on June 15.
Go here to see the event overview and register.

This is a BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop) event so that you can keep everything you work on.
These days concentrate on hands-on (more...)

APEX 4.1 Early Adopter Released



As Joel announced here the APEX 4.1 Early Adopter is now available on http://tryapexnow.com.


This release is not nearly as huge as APEX 4.0, however, our hyperactive development team have been cranking out lots of new features for you to enjoy.


To find out what you can (more...)

Oracle E-Business Suite and APEX White Paper


The Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Application Express teams are proud to announce the release of the Extending Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 using Oracle Application Express white paper.

Oracle E-Business Suite delivers a wide range of functionality to handle core areas of your business processing needs. However, there are (more...)

4.0 New Features Application


Application Express 4.0 introduced many new features. You can run the sample application here or download the application and install into your own workspace here.

APEX 4.1 Statement of Direction Published

Want to learn more about what we are planning for APEX 4.1?

Then read our new Statement of Direction.
APEX 4.1 is scheduled for release in calendar year 2011.

Regards,
David

APEX 4.0 Known Issues

Since releasing APEX 4.0 we have identified a number of issues.
Many are directly related to upgrading applications from previous releases.
The known issues are outlined on OTN here: http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/database/application_express/html/4.0_known_issues.html
As with any upgrade we strongly recommend you test your applications in a development environment (more...)

Updating apex.oracle.com Side-effects

As Joel Kallman posted apex.oracle.com upgraded to APEX 4.0, version 4.0.0.00.46. To do this we ran a one-off patch on apex.oracle.com.

This patch caused the Websheet Data Grids and Reports to be lost.
Therefore, if you had defined a Data Grid (more...)

New APEX Listener Forum Now Available

We have created a new OTN Forum just for the APEX Listener: http://forums.oracle.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=858&start=0

We thought it best to separate this forum from the regular APEX Forum as the APEX Listener will have unique posts and to make it easier for all to review.

David