David Peake recently announced
an updated APEX 5.x Statement of Direction
Some features haven't made it to the 5.0 release and have been relegated to 5.1 - so they can get them done good & proper.
- New multi-row edit region type - The more I think about this, the more I look forward to it. I think a lot of developers spend time doing this sort of work
- Mater Detal Detail
- Tablet (more...)
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It's been bang on three years since I reviewed Oracle APEX Cookbook
by Marcel van der Plas
and Michel van Zoest
(don't ask me to pronounce their names, I'll do it no justice).
It was my 2nd book review and I've enjoyed reviewing Oracle related books & technology
ever since - thank you to all publishers involved. Hopefully my technique has improved over time.
Now we're cooking with APEX 4.2 (more...)
I love infographics that demonstrate the sheer scale of the world around us, I've posted on this topic before
One that's been doing the rounds recently is this one from Josh Worth: If the moon were only one pixel
His website is also worth checking out, and you can find him @misterjworthUniverse Today
has a nice summary of it. It reminded me of doing this Solar System Walk
at the Gravity Discovery Centre in (more...)
During my time off I noted a bunch of information to dig into later, and I thought I'd make some notes as I go - see if you missed any interesting news.
I'll do a separate post for noteable blog posts.
Oracle REST Data Services
As Dimitri announced here
, Oracle has another product "formerly known as" - this time it's the APEX Listener.
Now known by what I think is a name that may also (more...)
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When it comes to blogging, I completely skipped the month of February - even after I said I'd average one post per week, thought I have an excellent excuse... my wife & I had a baby girl ;-)
Even though I had posts pre-drafted, I thought I'd just cut the noose & envelop myself right into those first few weeks with our girl. It was an enjoyable time, and I'm torn coming (more...)
Just before the new year I became a 'guru' - at least as per the measuring stick over at the OTN APEX forum
I tried to find my tweet when I reached the 'Expert' status, just to see how long it's been - but I couldn't find it - maybe too small a speck in the big data that is twitter.
However, milage varies when it comes to forum usage and I must (more...)
If somehow you haven't seen them, go check out Tim Hall's recent series on public speaking tips
I think he's finally finished, and I've been able to nod my head in agreement with many things he's said. I also learned a few things, for instance when reading thoughts on international speaking - something I haven't done yet (but look forward to).
Even if you never plan on speaking at a conference or anything remotely similar (more...)
It seems more new features are coming to the Oracle forumshttps://community.oracle.com/thread/2619317
Further discussion regarding the syntax highlighter herehttps://community.oracle.com/thread/2618350
As syntax highlighting is a fundamental part of forums, the recent upgrade took it in the wrong direction and they are looking to rectify it - but engaging users on it's specifications.
Feel free to contribute to the discussions, it will make the world a better place :-)
Just like every other tom, dick & harry on the internet, I thought I'd look back at the year that was.
Keep an eye out for interesting tangential
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Readership continues to grow. Rapidly. From my first full year (2010) with 5k visits, I'm now at 50k visits & 69k page views for 2013, averaging 70 posts per year - cool stuff!
I've been impressed with the growth (more...)
Late last year Packt Publishing offered 3 e-books
to help promote Giorgio's revised edition of PhoneGap 3
. People who commented or tweeted the blog post received entries to win.
While I prepared some SQL
to randomise selection of winners, I didn't get a chance to arrange the job to be (more...)
Being the APEX geek I am I've created a page that lists all the entrants so far to the Packt Publishing Phonegap ebook giveway
Check it out herehttp://apex.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=73000:22
I'll post more about how I've extrapolated records from derived column values, but I am looking for suggestions (more...)
|PhoneGap 3 Beginner's Guide|
Packt publishing have generously given me the opportunity to give away 3 copies
of their e-book PhoneGap 3 Beginner's Guide
, by Giorgio Natili
.Details on how to enter are further below.
You don't think you need to be an APEX developer to appreciate this book, (more...)
So far this December Oracle has released version upgrades for three of their products:
- Joel Kallman announced Oracle APEX 4.2.4 is now available. It appears to be mainly fixes & enhancements to Package Applications, so maybe it's time to give them all a go & see if they (more...)
Often I want to configure an APEX page based on how many rows have been returned in a (typically classic) report region. There are a number of methods for determining this row count, and some have advantages over others.
1) Computation while rendering the page.
I first blogged about build options
three years ago while still using APEX 3.x - I can tell by the green ;-)
I still use them regularly
, but not often for versioning as they're allocated at a component level and not for attribute modifications - perhaps in later (more...)
I find build options
as nifty tools to not only categorise components for the very purpose build options are documented for, but to help inform developers & testers of applications.
Here I've added a region on the global page to inform users of the status of the page - based (more...)
In a recent post
I showed how to determine the APEX region title on load of the page. This post will show how to change the region title dynamically - without submitting the page, and still in three steps.
1) Add a static ID to the region you want to (more...)
At this year's Australian Oracle User Group Insync13
conference series I conducted a half-day workshop in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth called "Spice up your APEX application with third party plug-ins
I selected some commonly used plug-ins that I thought would be interesting and showed attendees how to download, (more...)
From my employer's perspective we had a very successful year at the Perth Insync13 conference. Sage
had 7 papers from 4 of our team, and as usual our exhibition booth was very popular.
We were pushing the mobile theme this year to help stand out to enter our giveaway you (more...)
At this week's Perth Insync conference I attended a great session comparing Oracle Glassfish Server (OGS) with Web Logic Server (WLS), only to find out that Oracle will discontinue future commercial support of the OGS product as of 4th November 2013.
This instigated a great flurry of discussion as one (more...)