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...)
On an internal mailing list, an employee (Richard, a long-time user of Oracle Application Express) asked:
"...we are attempting to move to storing (the images) in a BLOB column in our own application tables. Is there no way to display an image outside of page items and reports? "
Basically, he has a bunch of images stored in the BLOB column of the common upload table, APEX_APPLICATION_FILES (or WWV_FLOW_FILES). He wishes to move them (more...)
The following question was recently posted on an internal mailing list:
"Is there a sizing/capacity/scalability guide available for APEX?"
I'm always fascinated by this question. I appreciate the fact that this is a standard, acceptable practice in the industry, and people come to expect it. How else could architects and planners appropriately allocate resources without some form of estimate? This impacts capital expenditures and budgets and rack space and energy costs and support costs (more...)
We are quite happy to announce the beginning of the Oracle Application Express 5.0 Early Adopter
program, at https://apexea.oracle.com
. This is our open-to-the-public beta program where we encourage our customers (new and old), and also those just interested in Oracle Application Express
, to kick the tires of our forthcoming release. Click the big blue "Request a Workspace" button to get started.
You'll notice right away that the authentication for Oracle Application (more...)