Steven Feuerstein (https://twitter.com/stevefeuerstein
) just tweeted this:
Which in turn, inspired me to quickly write this post.
The combination of being in IT and working from home leads to lots of hours logged in some sort of chair, whether its in (more...)
The next Meetup for the ORCLAPEX NOVA Meetup Group will be this Thursday, July 17th at 7:00PM at Oracle Reston. (Details: http://www.meetup.com/orclapex-NOVA/events/192592582/
We're going to try the "Open Mic" format that has been wildly successful at KScope for the past few years. The rules are quite simple: anyone can demonstrate their APEX-based solution for up to 10 minutes. No need to reserve a spot or spend too much time planning. And as (more...)
For the upcoming inaugural ORCLAPEX NOVA MeetUp on May 29th, not only will we have Mike Hichwa, Shakeeb Rahman and David Gale from the Reston-based Oracle APEX development team present, but we will also have the entire Columbus, OH based APEX team in attendance, as well: both Joel Kallman and Jason Straub will be in town and have RSVP’ed to the MeetUp!
Outside of major conferences such as KScope or OpenWorld, there is (more...)
Recently, I was working with one of our customers and ran into a rather unique requirement and an uncommon constraint. The customer - Storm Petrel - has designed a grant management system called Tempest. This system is designed to aid local municipalities when applying for FEMA grants after a natural disaster occurs. As one can imagine, there is a lot of old fashioned paperwork when it comes to managing such a thing.
Thus, the (more...)
Following in the footsteps of a few others, I’m happy to announce the formation and initial meeting of the ORCLAPEX NOVA (Northern Virginia) group!
As Dan McGhan and Doug Gault have mentioned in their blogs, a bunch of us who are regular APEX users are trying to continue to grow the community by providing in-person meetings where we can meet other APEX developers and trade stories, tips and anything else. Each of the groups (more...)
On Thursday, February 27th, I will be taking over @WorkingOrange - the Syracuse University Career Services Twitter account.
WorkingOrange was created to allow Syracuse alumni from all fields to share what it is they do on a typical day, as well as interact with students, other alumni and anyone else. It is typically active each Tuesday and Thursday, and has hosted alumni from all kinds of industries. For example, today is an elementary school teacher, (more...)
It’s that time of year again: Conference Season! There’s a few conferences that fall in the 1st few months of the year that I try to present at each year, and this year is no different. Here’s where I’ll be presenting at over the next few months:
- RMOUG - Denver, CO - February 5th - 7th
At RMOUG this year, I’ll be co-presenting a new session called “Creating a Business UI in APEX” with Jorge (more...)
Yesterday, we launched the new APEX Resource Center - or ARC - on enkitec.com. The ARC was designed to provide the APEX experts at Enkitec with an easy way to share all things APEX with the community. It’s split up into a number of different sections, each of which (more...)
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...)