APEX Evangelists Network Welcomes Paul Broughton

As I recently blogged, APEX Evangelists is undergoing a transformation (stay tuned for what that means for me).

We are very happy to announce that Paul Broughton (Twitter - @paulbroughton) has joined the AE Network!

For those of you who don’t know Paul, he started working for APEX Evangelists back in July 2009 (wow time flies!) and has been involved in many client facing projects (and very recently was presented with an award (more...)

The evolution of APEX Evangelists

Every year we at APEX Evangelists come together to discuss the past and the future of the company.
In the past 7 years a lot has changed; the APEX market changed, the community changed, we personally changed, …

We really like APEX, we are all passionate about it, we love to have technical discussions with each other and come together to share our thoughts, but we also like our independence and make our own trade-offs (more...)

ODTUG APEXposed 2012

What more is there to say? This event is going to be fantastic and there’s still time to register!

ODTUG APEX Plug-In Competition

As Martin has already announced, there is a very exciting APEX Plugin Competition hosted by ODTUG.

Here’s the official announcement (taken from the ODTUG page):

ODTUG is holding its first ever world wide APEX Plug-ins competition! This is your opportunity to write an APEX plug-in and have it (more...)

APEX Quiz

APEX Quizzes Start on 18 June 2011

With the growing popularity and usage of Oracle Application Express, we are very excited to announce a new weekly Oracle APEX quiz launching on Saturday, 18th June. Weekly quizzes start on Saturday and end on Friday at midnight (UTC).

We have been (more...)

Expert Oracle Application Express

Expert Oracle Application Express

It’s been around 3 years since I wrote Pro Oracle Application Express (with a chapter contributed by Scott Spendolini), and like most first time authors I said “That was a great experience, but I’m in no hurry to write another book again!”.

Writing a technical book is a very (more...)

APEX 4.0 released

APEX 4.0 just got released, this is the BIG one for APEX developers, we’ve been anxiously awaiting the release (and a few bets have been known to placed on when exactly it would be released!).

More information is available on Joels blog, and you can download APEX 4. (more...)

PL/SQL Challenge – Goes Live!

The PL/SQL Challenge website has just PL/SQL Challenge - Home gone live!

If you haven’t heard about it yet, it’s a website where you can pit your wits against a daily question by none other than Steven Feuerstein (yes that Steven Feuerstein!) and Finn Ellebaek Nielsen. Wait it’s even cooler than that, you (more...)

Application Express 4.0 – Early Adopter 2 Now Available

apex40

If you didn’t already see the news, the EA2 release of APEX4.0 has just been opened up.

Head over to www.tryapexnow.com, sign up for a workspace and try out all the cool new features.

EA2 includes the following key features -

Views and Order By

Developers like views…they can simplify things and hide (protect us from) underlying complexity.

For example, would you rather write the query -

SELECT
  ename,
  department_name
FROM
  emp_vw

or

SELECT
  e.ename,
  d.dname
FROM
  emp e,
  dept d
WHERE
  e.deptno = d.deptno;

It’s a rhetorical question so please (more...)