The Case for migrating your Oracle Forms applications to Formspider

We’ve been getting a lot of inquiries asking whether we have a tool that will automatically convert Oracle Forms applications to Formspider.
We don’t have an automatic converter. We don’t view this as a disadvantage at all. We are solving the modernization problem with a different approach:
Formspider does not automatically converts your Forms applications to web apps but it converts your Forms developers to first rate web developers.
We think this approach produces the (more...)

Free Version Control Tool for Oracle Database

Gitora is a free version control tool for PL/SQL. Gitora hooks Git to the Oracle database and helps you manage your PL/SQL code easily.

It helps you perform common version control tasks such as reverting to previous commit point, branching, merging and cloning. Gitora updates the PL/SQL objects in the database automatically when version control tasks are performed eliminating the need to save files to an OS folder manually. It also implements a check-in check out (more...)

Webinar: Building Secure Apps with PL/SQL and Formspider

We are hosting a free Formspider webinar on November 25th. Join in and find out how Formspider helps PL/SQL developers build secure web applications.

In the webinar, the following topics will be covered:

- Formspider Security Architecture
- Built-in countermeasures in Formspider for OWASP Top 10 Security Vulnerabilities
- Introduction to Formspider Authentication and Authorization Repository

Sign up now.

Git for PL/SQL

Gitora, the free version control system for PL/SQL is launching early December '14. Gitora hooks Git to the Oracle database and helps you manage your PL/SQL code easily. Sign up at http://www.gitora.com to get notified when the product launches.

Please share this news in your social networks and help us spread the word.

Thank you.

Three Level Master Detail with Formspider and PL/SQL

TANI, a subsidiary of the Koç Holding, provides value-added integrated marketing solutions for offline, digital and mobile platforms. TANI chose Formspider, the application development tool for PL/SQL developers, to implement the application that manages its core business.


Business Need


TANI wanted to improve the efficiency of their business unit and help them make better decisions. As part of this goal TANI decided to upgrade the current campaign management application which is used (more...)

Free Formspider Webinar (an APEX Alternative)

We'd like to invite you to our free Formspider webinar on October 7th. In the webinar, you'll get a chance to find out how Formspider can help you build great web applications with PL/SQL and why we think Formspider is better than APEX.

More importantly, current Formspider customers will join the webinar and talk about their experience with the product.

The webinar is free but space is limited. Sign up now.

New Formspider version integrates Git with PL/SQL

Today, we are thrilled to announce the new version of Formspider. Formspider 1.8 opens up possibilities that are currently unavailable to APEX developers.

Built-In Version Control
Formspider 1.8 integrates the prominent version control system Git to Formspider. Formspider developers are now able to manage the source code of their applications (both Formspider application objects and PL/SQL code) right within the Formspider IDE.
 


Formspider Version Control Highlights:
  • Improved Team Productivity
    Create and (more...)

Formspider Authentication and Authorization Repository for PL/SQL


We are very excited to announce the release of Formspider Desktop 1.7. FS Desktop 1.7 includes one of the most requested features by our customers.
Built-In Security Repository
FS Desktop 1.7 comes with an integrated authentication and authorization repository. Formspider developers are now able to secure both data and UI elements and grant access rights to users directly from the Formspider IDE.
Formspider Security Highlights:

Forms-like scrolling on Web with PL/SQL

Implementing smoothly scrolling Grids in Web applications (a.k.a Infinite Scroll) has always been a challenge for developers. In particuler, PL/SQL Developers just don’t understand why such a great feature which has been available in Oracle Forms for decades is so hard to implement in Web applications.
Today, we’ve (more...)

Build Native iOS Apps with PL/SQL

Today, we are announcing the second public beta of Formspider Mobile (FS Mobile). This version brings us one step closer to our goal of enabling PL/SQL developers to build cross platform applications.

FS Mobile includes three new features:

Native iOS Support



For the first time ever, FS Mobile enables PL/SQL (more...)

Oracle Forms modernization with Formspider

ING Emeklilik, the ING company in Turkey which operates in the insurance & personal retirement sector is a long time Formspider customer.
The latest use of Formspider at ING is in an Oracle Forms modernization project.


New Formspider version is available for download

Today, we are releasing Formspider Desktop 1.5. FS Desktop 1.5 introduces Team Coding, a feature that’s been asked by many PL/SQL developers who work in groups.
The new Formspider IDE allows a developer to check out objects that he is working on to prevent other developers from editing (more...)

Mobile App Development with PL/SQL

Today, we are happy to announca the release of Formspider Mobile Beta. FS Mobile will enable PL/SQL developers to build cross platform native applications for mobile devices.

Go to our web site to find more about FS Mobile and download it.

Highlights from FS Mobile:


1) Infinite Scroll
FS Mobile (more...)

Creating Custom Reports with Formspider

This Formspider tutorial explains how to save the current state of a Grid component and restore it at a later point in time. This feature can be used to help users to store and later re-run the custom reports they prepare using the built-in features of the Grid component such (more...)

New Formspider version is available for download

We are happy to announce the release of Formspider 1.4. FS 1.4 brings further improvements to the Grid component along with a bunch of other enhancements and bug fixes:
Locked Columns
The new Grid component features the ability to lock columns. This enables users to scroll horizontally through (more...)

Meet Formspider at Scotland Oracle User Group Conference

This year, the Scotland Oracle User Group Conference is being held on June 12th at the Oracle Linlithgow Office. At the event, I will be presenting “Building Applications with PL/SQL for the Cloud” at 10:10 in the Cloud track.
If you are attending the event, let me (more...)

Feedback From a Recent Formspider Customer

Craig O'Neill is the Founder and CTO of CaoSys and a recent Formspider customer. This is the feedback he left on our Q&A site.

How to start learning Formspider

Here are a few  resources to help you get more value out of Formspider but let’s get the most important question out of the way first:

When Can You Be Productive with Formspider?

In our experience, it takes between one to two weeks for a PL/SQL Developer to become confident (more...)

The Case Against "But Apex is free" Argument

One of the initial reactions about Formspider from any audience is “But Apex is free. Why should I pay for Formspider, when Apex is free?”

Good question...Let me answer that.

Major Formspider Pricing Update for PL/SQL Developers

We recently ran a survey among our users and asked them what we can do better. Interestingly, the biggest pain point wasn't about the product but in the way we licensed it. Our licensing made it very difficult for developers to start small. After a few email exchanges with several (more...)