Many moons ago, there existed a bunch of packaged applications for Apex on the Oracle website.
Alas and alack, they were removed and all that exists in their place
is a collection of sample code. They'll be making a comeback in Apex 4.2 where they will be 'prepacked' in the installation and ready to install. You can keep them vanilla, and perhaps get some support from Oracle for them (or maybe just an upgrade path), or you can unlock them and make your own customisations and enhancements.
These packaged productivity apps also got mentioned as part of the cloud. (more...)
I've had the good fortune, in my current role, to be doing a fair amount of PL/SQL development in 11gR2. Boy, it feels good to be actually using up-to-date versions. Being picky, we are on Apex 4.0, rather than 4.1 but that's not a biggie.
One item I've found myself using more and more are the $$PLSQL_UNIT and $$PLSQL_LINE inquiry directives
. I think they are great for logging.
Here's a handy examplecreate or replace procedure fizz_buzz asbegin for i in 1..15 loop if i/2 = trunc(i/2) then if i/3 (more...)
This one is inspired by Jeff Smith's (yes, That Jeff Smith) post "Why I don't follow you
I don't care if you follow me.
Okay, that's not completely true. I hope you didn't stop reading then. What I really meant was that I don't expect all the people that I follow to follow me back.
I read a lot of blogs and articles to learn stuff I don't know about. I'll subscribe to RSS feeds and add people to my Google Plus circles if they write or link to 'quality' material. By quality, I mean (more...)