Mark your calendars: May 14 ODTUG’s Expert Panel on APEX !

On May 14, the second online ODTUG's Expert Panel will take place. 
This time it's all about Oracle Application Express!!

So tune in on May 14, at 12:00 EDT (that's 5PM in the UK, 6PM CET).

The panelists are: Dietmar Aust, Dan McGhan and myself. 
Patrick Cimolini will (more...)

New book: Oracle Application Express for Mobile Web Applications


Very recently a new book came out: "Oracle Application Express for Mobile Web Applications". This book is aimed at developers with some knowledge of APEX and want to know more about building web applications with APEX (of course) especially aimed at mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, and other brands of smartphones (more...)

Help! APEX is blowing up our memory!

That's the message I received from a DBA friend who ran into this problem at her customer site. What really happened was that a couple of times a week one of the APEX processes was killed by the operating system due to reaching the limit of 16Gb memory. 16Gb!

Changed rendering (and evaluation) behaviour in APEX 4.2

Today we ran into a problem in our recently upgraded APEX environment. In one of the pages we had a report defined on a pipelined table function. This function also changed a package global variable. The value of that global variable is used as a source for a page item (more...)

Looking forward to UKOUG 2012

As every year, the UKOUG conference is planned in the first week of December - and therefore as always nicely clashes with a Dutch national event, called "Sinterklaas" (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinterklaas for the background information on that event!).  Luckily my kids are somewhat older now (and "non-believers"), so (more...)

OOW2012 – PL/SQL Enhancements in Oracle 12c

So what's planned for the upcoming 12c database regarding PL/SQL? What follows is a list of what are presented as the most important changes...

Improved PL/SQL - SQL interoperability
  • You don't need to specify the type at the schema level when you want to use it SQL, specification at the (more...)

OOW2012 – The Oracle Database 12c: The Pluggable Database

To me, one of the biggest announcements this week was not that Larry finally learnt how to use a clicker, but the disclosure of some of the new features of the next version of the Oracle Database. This version is also the "first real multi-tenant database". So what (more...)