In APEX 5.0 you (can) develop in the new Page Designer.
The Page Designer makes you way more productive, less clicks and quicker results. You have to get used to it, and you probably want a big monitor (time to ask your boss!), but once all that is done - you will love it.
The Page Designer is so intuitive and attention was put in the details. When you make a mistake APEX (more...)
Michel and Marcel updated their book end of last year, but I didn't take the time to blog about it yet - and months fly. The concept stayed the same as the first edition, but it got updated with the latest info for APEX 4.x.
"People who followed a beginner training or learned APEX at their own and they want to (more...)
A few weeks ago I asked my friends at RecX to do a security audit of the World Cup 2014 Challenge app. The result was a security assessment document which explained what they tested, an explanation why it was important and the results they found. I found it very interesting to see how other (security) people approach your code.
You remember the old days? 2006 ... APEX aka HTMLDB was still the new kid on the block!
To promote APEX at that time I build an Oracle APEX app that allowed you to see the scores of the World Cup 2006. After some feedback I created a betting piece to it... it gained much traction, it even got translated in Chinese! Here's a picture of that time:
Since then every year with the World Cup (more...)
Yesterday a new version of the Oracle APEX Listener was released. The new version is 2.0.6... and the biggest change in this release is the change in name. From now on we won't speak about the "APEX Listener" anymore, but we speak about "Oracle REST Data Services".
The name explains more what the piece of software is doing and it will be less confusing for non-APEX people. Many people thought about the Database (more...)
ODTUG announced a few days ago the Oracle APEX Theming Competition.
Make an awesome APEX theme and you may win some cool prices!
In the Learning Resources on the ODTUG site you will see a reference to my presentation of last year "Advanced Responsive Design in APEX". In that presentation I showed a lot of live demo's from different aspects of Responsive Design: here's a quick overview of what I covered:
Every year we at APEX Evangelists come together to discuss the past and the future of the company. In the past 7 years a lot has changed; the APEX market changed, the community changed, we personally changed, ...
We really like APEX, we are all passionate about it, we love to have technical discussions with each other and come together to share our thoughts, but we also like our independence and make our own trade-offs company (more...)
APEX 5.0 allows you to create a new Calendar type, called CSS Calendar.
The CSS Calendar is based on Full Calendar 1.6.4, at the moment of writing, the current latest production release. The creator of this JQuery plugin, Adam Shaw, is currently working on version 2. A few days ago he released beta 2. It remains to be seen which version of Full Calendar will make it in the final (more...)
Now that APEX 5.0 EA is out, it's time to do a deep dive in the new features of this early adopter (EA) release.
Overall this new version of Oracle Application Express tries to put even more power and speed in the development. The UI is made simpler and cleaner with a fresher look and feel. Not every part of APEX got an overhaul in EA1, it remains to be seen if in EA2 (more...)
Requesting a workspace is not working yet at the time of writing this post, but I expect it can be opened every moment now.
APEX 5.0 carries many new features, one of the biggest is the new Page Designer which should increase developer productivity even more. David Peake recorded some videos, here's the APEX 5.0 Page Designer Overview: