Finally…the official sizing guide for Oracle Application Express

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...)

Oracle Application Express 5.0 Early Adopter 1 now available



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...)

Happy Birthday, Oracle Application Express!



Happy birthday, Oracle Application Express!

In January 2004, Oracle Database 10g was released.  And bundled with the Oracle 10g Database distribution was an additional disc called the Companion CD, which included both Oracle HTTP Server, mod_plsql and this new tool called Oracle HTML DB 1.5.  This was the date of the first officially distributed and supported software from Oracle which has grown into today's Oracle Application Express.

To recap the years:

Oracle Application Express 4.2.4 now available

As an early Christmas present / late Hanukkah present, Oracle Application Express 4.2.4 is now released and available for download.  If you wish to download the full release of Oracle Application Express 4.2.4, you can get it from the Downloads page on OTN.  If you have (more...)

You don’t lack APEX skills…..you lack Oracle skills

For years, I've been fighting the perception by some customers that "APEX is slow".  Back in 2010, I opined about the corporate architect who didn't like Oracle Application Express because it was slow and couldn't scale.  What helped him form his opinion?  They had a business unit that developed a (more...)

Oracle Application Express 4.2.3 now available

Just in time for Oracle OpenWorld 2013, Oracle Application Express 4.2.3 is now released and available for download.  If you wish to download the full release of Oracle Application Express 4.2.3, you can get it from the Downloads page on OTN.  If you have Oracle (more...)