Yesterday, I was part of the KScope 14 APEX Abstract Review call. This call is used to discuss the rankings that the Abstract Review Committee has previously given each session. Naturally, we use APEX to help with this process - specifically WebSheets. The call allows us to ensure that the (more...)
My OCD was delighted this morning when I came across a new feature of SQL Developer: Connection Color. Brace yourselves, as this feature ain't much, but could have a huge impact on reducing accidental commands in the wrong schema or server.
To use it, simply create or edit a database (more...)
APEX 4.2.3 seems to be largely a maintenance release, with few new features added. (Full details of what is included can be read here: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/apex/application-express/apex-423-patch-set-notes-2015119.html
Despite this fact, there are a couple of new "features" that were added by way of a new packaged (more...)
I found a great blog post by Tom Petrus that summarizes the power of the APEX tree here: http://tpetrus.blogspot.be/2013/01/working-with-tree-in-apex.html
The post details a number of different attributes of the tree and how to interact with it. It starts simple and shows how to get a tree reference (more...)
Looks like the Oracle APEX team's annual OOW site is live here: http://apex.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=67165:1
This site provides a list of APEX-related sessions at OOW in both a calendar and list view. It is also mobile friendly, which will make it nice to have while at the (more...)
I had the opportunity to sit through two APEX 5.0 presentations yesterday at APEXposed in Montreal - one by Joel Kallman, and the other by David Peake.
By far, the most anticipated feature is the new page layout UI. This interface is designed to do two things: make arranging (more...)
Wow, it's been almost a year since I've blogged. Guess that's what happens when you get busy!
In any case, if you're going to be at OpenWorld and use APEX, be sure to stop by and see the ODTUG APEX Symposium. This year, we're going to focus on printing with (more...)
I'm happy to announce that starting today, enkitec.com
is running on Oracle Application Express and has replaced sumneva.com, which was running in parallel with enkitec.com since July.
We spruced things up a little bit, created a new UI, and also created some new features & sections - (more...)
Oracle Wallet is a finicky little tool. However, when you want to make outgoing HTTPS calls from the database, it's a necessary evil. While the tool itself is straightforward enough, the steps to follow in order to configure it are not as clear.
During my research, I came across what (more...)
If you missed out on this year's KScope conference, you missed out on a tremendous amount of APEX content. You missed the APEX 4.2 preview and discussions from Oracle. You missed great sessions on the APEX Listener, jQuery, Dynamic Actions, etc. You missed the opportunity to actually meet some (more...)
APEX pie charts allow you to limit the number of records that are displayed in the chart. This can be controlled by editing the Series and setting the Maximum Rows
parameter. However, APEX will automatically add an "Other" slice to your chart, which represents all of the other data from (more...)
Well, it's official. I am no longer a small business owner.
Starting today, I will be working for Enkitec, heading up their APEX products division. Here, Doug Gault and I will be responsible not only for our existing APEX products - the freshly renamed eFramework and eSERT - but (more...)
Page Zero in APEX is a powerful tool. For the uninformed, it allows you to put APEX components on it and have them render on every other page in your application - unless conditionally set to do otherwise. Components supported on page zero include regions, items, buttons, branches, computations and (more...)
Joel Kallman has an interesting and amusing reaction to a recent Gartner paper authored by Mark Driver posted here. After reading Joel's reply and Mark's paper, it got me thinking a bit about what was both in and not in the Gartner review and conclusions regarding Oracle Forms migration paths.
As soon as I posted this entry yesterday, I thought of a few additional "rules" that probably should have been included. Pitor's comment also spurred on an additional rule. So without further adieu, here they are:
Learn 'em and stick to 'em. Period! Most modern browsers do pretty (more...)
There's something to be said for corporate standards for browsers. Sure, it's almost always some flavor of IE, but at least you're only charged with making sure that your application runs and looks good on one browser on a single OS.
However, when designing a product, you simply don't have (more...)
Earlier today, I tweeted the following:
After this morning, I don't think I will
ever use the "v" function again. #orclapex
I wanted to qualify what I meant by that, since sometimes you only see one side of the conversation on Twitter. Also, it's been a while since my last (more...)