I have been working on an Application Express 4.0 feature to support consuming REST Web services. REST Web services use a simpler architecture than the popular SOAP style Web services. Instead of posting some big XML document wrapped in a SOAP Envelope, REST requests are typically done by passing (more...)

New Web Services Integration White Paper and Sample Application on OTN

Late last year I promised a white paper and sample application on integrating Application Express and BI Publisher through Web services. Well five months later (hey, that's less than 1/2 a year), it is now available on the Application Express Web Services Integration page on OTN. The sample application allows (more...)

20 cents an hour! Who’s got that kind of dough?

In these trying economic times, I thought it would be prudent to try to save some money on the cost of my Cloud experiment. (Although a colleague of mine pointed out that my actions were "anti-stimulative.") I wanted to downsize my machine to the 10 cent per hour machine (more...)

Test Drive Oracle Application Express 3.2 for 60 cents (USD)

Would you like to kick the tires of Oracle Application Express 3.2 on your own instance but do not have the spare hardware? Do you have 60 cents (USD)? Read on.

Amazon has a service called the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) where you can fire up virtual machines in (more...)

RMOUG, Kaleidoscope 2009, Slight Change to flex_ws_api

I know that I am horribly overdue for a post. I was out at the RMOUG Training Days last week and presented on Integrating Web Services and Application Express. The presentation should be linked from the referenced page soon. Unfortunately I only had 60 minutes to present 90 minutes worth (more...)