So what is fake (more...)
So what is fake (more...)
Alright, stop! Collaborate and listen! Ok, I’ll be the one to take my own advice here and stop...
Later this month, I’ll be heading to Reykjavík, Iceland to deliver our 3-day training class “Developing Desktop APEX Applications”. This class will be open to the public and costs about $2500 per student, so anyone is welcome to sign up. You’ll have to make your way to Iceland, of course.
Here’s a brief overview of what we’re going (more...)
This Thursday, I’ll be participating in the Taste of KScope 2017 webinar series by presenting GET POST ORDS JSON: Web Services for APEX Decoded. The webinar will begin at noon EDT on Thursday, March 16th. The webinar is completely free, and you don’t need to be an ODTUG member to attend.
Here’s a summary of the abstract:
Web Services in the APEX world are becoming more and more popular. However, there is still a lot of (more...)
Recently, there has been a lot of buzz about "low code" development platforms. Even the Oracle APEX team has embraced this term (see https://apex.oracle.com/lowcode/ for details). This approach allows the "citizen developer" - someone without a traditional IT background - to build basic applications with little to no code. Platforms such as QuickBase, Appian, Mendix and even SalesForce.com have popup up, offering the promise to quickly build applications with little to no (more...)
It's going to be a hectic couple of weeks for me, as I get ready to head to Utah this weekend for the annual UTOUG Training Days conference next week. I love Salt Lake City, and the UTOUG conference is just the right size - not too large, but large enough that most of the rooms are full of attendees.
Ever since APEX 5, the poor Navigation Bar has taken a back seat to the Navigation Menu. And for good reason, as the Navigation Menu offers a much more intuitive and flexible way to provide site-wide navigation that looks great, is responsive and just plain works. However, the Navigation Bar can and does still serve a purpose. Most application still use it to display the Logout link and perhaps the name of the currently signed (more...)
In the interest of saving screen real estate, I wanted to represent the download link in an IR with an icon - specifically fa-download. This is a simple task to achieve - edit the column and set the Download Text to this:
<i class="fa fa-lg fa-download"></i>The (more...)
Here it is:
RMOUG - Denver, CO
One of the larger conferences, the year usually starts out in Denver for me, (more...)
If you've been using APEX long enough, you've probably used a PL/SQL Region to render some sort of HTML that the APEX built-in components simply can't handle. Perhaps a complex chart or region that has a lot of custom content and/or layout. While best practices may be to use an APEX component, or if not, build a plugin, we all know that sometimes reality doesn't give us that kind of time or flexibility.
While the (more...)
Not to be outdone, I created a cheat sheet for the APEX 5 Keyboard Shortcuts. Not only can you view it online, but you can also download a PDF version of it. Check it out and let me know if there's anything that you'd like to see added.
In migrating SERT from 4.2 to 5.0, there's a number of challenges that I'm facing. This has to do with the fact that I am also migrating a custom theme to the Universal Theme, as almost 100% of the application just worked if I chose to leave it alone. I didn't. More on that journey in a longer post later.
In any case, some of the IR filters that I have on by (more...)
However, as much as you change the colors, the look and feel still largely looks the same, since the base font is unchanged.
So if you're around Reston on November 12th from 7-9PM (or so), feel free to stop by. Here's the MeetUp. (more...)
FOR x IN (SELECT table_name FROM user_tables)
EXECUTE IMMEDIATE('DROP TABLE ' || x.table_name || ' CASCADE CONSTRAINTS');
FOR x IN (SELECT sequence_name FROM user_sequences)
EXECUTE IMMEDIATE ('DROP SEQUENCE ' || x.sequence_name);
FOR x IN (SELECT view_name FROM user_views)
EXECUTE IMMEDIATE ('DROP VIEW ' || x.view_name);
About a month ago, I left my position at Accenture Enkitec Group. I had a couple of ideas as to what I wanted to do next, but nothing was 100% solid. After considering a couple of different options, I'm happy to announce that together with Doug Gault & Tim St. Hilaire, we're re-launching Sumner Technologies.
Much like last time, the focus will be on Oracle APEX; but we’re going to refine that focus a little (more...)
Like all good things, that run has come to an end. Last Friday was my final day at Accenture, and I am once again back in the arena of (more...)