orclapex Meetup group Vienna

For a long while now I’m having this idea to initiate an APEX group on some social network to bring APEX Fans together and have regular meetings in my hometown Vienna, Austria.

This idea in mind I met Dan McGhan at APEX World 2014 in Zeist, Netherlands. While talking about this and that we discovered that we both are fans of meetup.com which is a platform to organize meeting groups.

Of course we instantly (more...)

APEX 5.0 Early Adopter has arrived

Suddenly a big thunder rolled through the APEX community -> Version 5.0 has arrived in an early adopter version, as published on Joel Kallmans Blog (as usual on a friday, late night over here in europe).

Over the past 10-15 month we saw numerous presentations of what we can expect in APEX 5, and many of us had our own ideas.

As soon as I got word through twitter I applied for a workspace (more...)

human readable URLs in Oracle APEX – Part 3

In the first two parts of this blogpost series we covered the basics and the technique on how to provide nice/friendly/readable URLs for a public APEX Application.

If you haven’t read the other two parts, please go back and read part 1, then read part 2. Done? Ok, lets continue.

Again here the links for two examples: the Sample Database Application which will be used as example in this post and the click-click Website (more...)

human readable URLs in Oracle APEX – Part 2

In the first part of this Blogpost Series we touched some fundamentals and finally listed some options. If you haven’t read it, yet, please do now before continuing here.

The last post ended with me saying I found a way for hrURLs that works with APEX Listener, mod_plsql and EPG.

I haven’t tested the Thoth Gateway, but based on the documentation I’d say it works as well as the mod_plsql way.

Just to be (more...)

hrURL – human readable URLs in Oracle APEX

Searching the APEX Forum for nice URLs is as old as Oracle APEX itself, so far without much luck. There is magic switch that forces APEX to create readable URLs.

As part of preparing my Presentation “Going Public” for Kscope 2014 in Seattle, I investigated the available methods on providing readable URLs and found some good ones.

You can check this public APEX website to see how good URLs can look like: www.click-click. (more...)

First glimpse on APEX 4.2.3

apex.oracle.com has been upgraded on Sept 6th 2013 to Version 4.2.3.00.07, which means a release of APEX 4.2.3 is close.

There are no release notes out yet, but what i could see we have three two Packaged Applications:

  • Data Reporter
  • Opportunity Tracker

In APEX 4.2.2 there was a Packaged Application “Service Notifications Administration” which isn’t in 4.2.3 anymore (although it was marked as (more...)

My presentations at Kscope13

Friday night i finally arrived after a long flight from Vienna to Washington to New Orleans, whereas the flights were pretty good, it is just that endless series of waiting lines that is tiresome.

Anyway, i’m here and – as usual – still working on my slides and demos with the hope to impress at least some of the attendees :-)

These are my presentations for the coming days there at Kscope13:

New release of the APEX Developer Addon

After the APEX Developer Addon broke in Chrome 27, I had to change the underlying architecture and do a rewrite of the Addon basis.

Some nice guys helped me Beta-Test that over the last week. Now it should be good to go.

Now here is the tricky part: if you already use the Developer Addon, then you have to uninstall that and get the new one from the Project Page.

That’s it. Enjoy !

P. (more...)

Change color of List Divider in mobile APEX Applications

This is a quick one, if you have followed my other mobile blog posts.

When creating the mobile guide to the AOUG Conference 2013 (taking place June 17 and 18 in a historic Brewery in Vienna, Austria), i found myself creating a new theme using the themeroller, but still not getting the perfect result i wanted.

Every component got exactly the required color, except list-dividers in the Listview-Component looked a bit ugly.

Why?

Because (more...)

APEX Developer Addon broken in Chrome 27

With Chrome Version 27 a security bug in the browser was fixed which caused the APEX Developer Addon to break.

Thanks to all sending me a reply about that, i’m currently working on a fix and hope to be able to provide that soon.

In the meantime please stay calm and use Firefox instead.

P.S.: no, the APEX Developer Addon didn’t exploit a security hole. It is just an unhappy coincidence that fixing (more...)