A minor but important change is happening for Oracle Application Express
in the forthcoming Oracle Database
12cR2. Specifically, Oracle Application Express will not
be installed by default in the Oracle Database. This change was made specifically at our request. We thought the pros far outweighed the cons, and we thought this was good for our customers and consistent with our recommendations.
- Provides flexibility for a DBA to run multiple APEX versions in an Oracle (more...)
As a lot of people know, apex.oracle.com
is the customer evaluation instance of Oracle Application Express
(APEX). It's a place where anyone on the planet can sign up for a workspace and "kick the tires" of APEX. After a brief signup process, in a matter of minutes you have access to a slice of an Oracle Database
, Oracle REST Data Services
, and Oracle Application Express, all easily accessed through your Web (more...)
Is Oracle Application Express
secure? That's the question I received today, from the customer of a partner. The customer asked:
"Do you know if Oracle or a third-party has verified how secure APEX is against threats or vulnerabilities? It would be nice to have something published saying how secure APEX is and how it’s never been compromised."
Now I imagine smart people like David Litchfield
or Pete Finnigan
or Alexander Kornbrust
would hope that (more...)
With the ever-changing browser landscape, we needed to make some tough decisions as to which browsers and versions are going to be deemed "supported" for Oracle Application Express
. There isn't enough time and money to support all browsers and all versions, each with different bugs and varying levels of support of standards
A position that's been adopted for the Oracle Cloud
services and products is to support the current version of a browser and (more...)
Last night (January 6, 2016) we had our first-in-2016 APEX Meetup meeting in Columbus, Ohio, USA
. For being on short notice, we had a nice turnout
, and I was able to distribute the new apex.world stickers. I was most impressed that a gentleman (by the name of Shannon) drove down from Cleveland, Ohio - almost 2 hours drive each way. He's been using APEX for all of two weeks, was using it with (more...)
, from the Oracle Database Insider Newsletter
, asked a number of us in the Database division at Oracle to share our New Year's resolutions for 2016. And while I'm a bit reluctant to share this somewhat personal information, I like the fact that publicizing these resolutions may force me to remain a bit more focused on these goals. So here goes...my resolutions for 2016:
- Attend an Oracle Real World Performance Training class. (more...)
When the APEX Gaming Competition 2015
was announced by Vincent Morneau
at the ODTUG Kscope15 conference
this past year, I was very suspect. I've seen many contests over the years that always seemed to have very few participants, and only one or two people would really put forth effort. Why would this "Gaming Competition" be any different? Who has time for games, right? Well...I could not have been more wrong.
I was (more...)
In the first part of October, my colleague Vlad Uvarov
and I are taking the Oracle APEX
& Oracle Database Cloud
message to a number of user groups who are graciously hosting us. These are countries for which there is growing interest in Oracle Application Express, and we wish to help support these groups and aid in fostering their growing APEX communities.
The dates and locations are:
- Latvian Oracle User Group, October 5, 2015
If you're not aware, there is an APEX Gaming Competition
which is already underway, and which is sponsored by the Oracle Development Tools User Group (ODTUG)
. For those who don't know what ODTUG is
, it is an independent user group and community of professionals, with a primary focus on the tools, products, and frameworks to build solutions and applications with the Oracle technology stack. Although ODTUG is based in the USA, they have members (more...)
At the upcoming ODTUG Kscope15
conference, on Monday night, June 22, there will be the Monday Community Events
. The Community Event for the Oracle Application Express track at Kscope15 is the ever-popular Open Mic Night. Without a doubt, this is one of my favorite events at the Kscope conference.
An Oracle employee sent me an email today, inquiring about the Open Mic Night. This employee, who is a user of Oracle Application Express at Oracle, (more...)
What started on a whiteboard in New York City more than 2 years ago is now finally realized. I and the other members of the Oracle Application Express team proudly announce the release of Oracle Application Express 5
The official blog posting and announcement is HERE
. But this is my personal blog, and the thoughts and words are my own, so I can be a bit more free.
Firstly, I don't ever want to see (more...)
The real title of this post should be "What I Really Meant to Say Was....".
Bob Rhubart of the Oracle Technology Network OTNArchBeat
fame was kind enough to give me an opportunity to shoot a 2-minute Tech Tip. I love Bob's goals for a 2-minute Tech Tip - has to be technical, can't be marketing fluff, and you have to deliver it in 120 seconds - no more, no less. So I took some (more...)
As the release of Oracle Application Express 5 gets closer, I thought it's worth pointing out some changes that customers should be aware of, and how an upgrade to Oracle Application Express 5 could impact their existing applications.
This is an example of a real-world problem, an opportunistic one, being solved via a mobile application created with Oracle Application Express
First, a brief bit of background. Our son is 9 years old and is in the Cub Scouts
. Cub Scouts in the United States is an organization that is associated with Boy Scouts of America
. It's essentially a club that is geared towards younger boys, and teaches them many valuable skills - hiking, (more...)
Time to clear up some confusion.
In the past 60 days, I have encountered the following:
- Two different customers who said they were told by Oracle Support that "APEX isn't supported."
- An industry analyst who asked "Is use of Oracle Application Express supported? There is an argument internally that it cannot be used for production applications."
- A customer who was told by an external non-Oracle consultant "Oracle Application Express is good for a (more...)
Just in time for the ever-awesome ODTUG KScope 14
conference...we are happy to announce the availability of Oracle Application Express 5.0 Early Adopter 2. The response from Early Adopter 1 was overwhelming (with over 4,000 participants), and we look forward to the same great contributions from the APEX community for Early Adopter 2. You can access the Early Adopter 2 at https://apexea.oracle.com
As before, the authentication for Oracle Application Express requires (more...)
Oracle Application Express 5.0 Early Adopter 2 is on the horizon. This also means that the current instance of Oracle Application Express 5.0 Early Adopter 1 (https://apexea.oracle.com
) is going away soon. This involves deleting the current database and creating one anew. Nothing
will be migrated or saved. To try out Early Adopter 2, you will need to sign up for a new workspace. So if you have anything (more...)
from the United Kingdom recently asked me for some statistics about apex.oracle.com
, as I had authored something similar in a blog post back in 2009
. This gentleman was proposing a magazine article and sought some updated statistics. Since I compiled this information for him, I reasoned it was worthwhile to also share this same information with the APEX community.
In the past 7 days on apex.oracle.com
Oracle Application Express 4.2.5 is now released and available for download. If you wish to download the full release of Oracle Application Express 4.2.5, you can get it from the Downloads page
on OTN. If you have Oracle Application Express 4.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3 or 4.2.4 already installed, then you need to download the APEX 4.2.5 patch set from My (more...)