People expect these days from a public website you can authenticate with Facebook, Google+, Linkedin, Microsoft etc. It's very convenient as you don't need to create a specific account per website.Background
All of the social networks have very good documentation how to call their APIs.
Here's for example the Facebook Login
Most of the API's use the OAuth2.0
protocol, there's an application key and tokens that are send with the requests. Here's (more...)
A few weeks ago I asked my friends at RecX
to do a security audit of the World Cup 2014 Challenge
app. The result was a security assessment document which explained what they tested, an explanation why it was important and the results they found. I found it very interesting to see how other (security) people approach your code.
Here are the areas they went into:Access Control
- Hidden items
- Item Protection
- Page Access Protection
How do you show to people in different timezones the schedule in their own time?
That is the issue I had when building the wc2014challenge.com
So I started to just show the schedule in the "local time" of the stadium the match was in, so I didn't have to deal with the issue :)
But as you might think, people started to ask to see the schedule in their own time.
In previous (more...)
Slide deck is pretty much done and uploaded to ODTUG. I still have a few ideas in my head, just not sure how to lay them out in a slide. If you aren't coming to Seattle, no worries! After KSCOPE, I will start uploading the deck in a series of posts...
Interestingly, while working on the EBS 12 test system I ran across the same issue everyone has when migrating my APEX integration pieces from (more...)
Every year I like getting over to England for UKOUG's conference. This year Joel Kallman, Director APEX Development, will be joining Anthony Rayner and myself at the conference.
I have submitted a few sessions for Tech14 and also a session for Apps14, given they are co-located in Liverpool this year. My Apps14 session is on integrating EBS with APEX, a subject that is near and dear, and one that is gaining significant traction among EBS (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...)
You remember the old days? 2006 ... APEX aka HTMLDB was still the new kid on the block!
To promote APEX at that time I build an Oracle APEX app that allowed you to see the scores of the World Cup 2006. After some feedback I created a betting piece to it... it gained much traction, it even got translated in Chinese! Here's a picture of that time:
Since then every year with the World Cup (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...)
from the United Kingdom recently asked me for some statistics about apex.oracle.com
, as I had authored something similar in a blog post back in 2009
. This gentleman was proposing a magazine article and sought some updated statistics. Since I compiled this information for him, I reasoned it was worthwhile to also share this same information with the APEX community.
In the past 7 days on apex.oracle.com
Unser Kurs findet am 26.05.2014 - 28.05.2014 in Bensheim statt. Die Details vom Kurs können hier
gefunden werden. Das ist unser letzter Kurs, der sich mit der APEX 4.xx Version befasst. Der nächste Kurs und alle weiteren Kurse werden sich mit der Version 5.xx beschäftigen. Nutzen Sie die Gelegenheit und melden Sie sich an. Unser Gastredner Carsten Czarski
wird zwei Themen begleiten:
- Sample Geolocation Showcase
- APEX Mobile (more...)
For a long while now I’m having this idea to initiate an APEX group on some social network to bring APEX Fans together and have regular meetings in my hometown Vienna, Austria.
This idea in mind I met Dan McGhan at APEX World 2014 in Zeist, Netherlands. While talking about this and that we discovered that we both are fans of meetup.com which is a platform to organize meeting groups.
Of course we instantly (more...)
You are using the free tool JasperReportsIntegration
from Opal Consulting and you might be struggling with setting it up and integrating it into you own APEX applications?
Now you have somebody to talk to!
Already several years ago I have built this software for my own reporting needs in a project for a client of mine.
Then I wrapped it up, documented it and gave it to the incredible and wonderful Oracle APEX community to (more...)
I have just posted an answer to a question that seems like a bug in the JasperReportsIntegration toolkit, that you have to use absolute paths for referencing images or subreports, which is typically a bad thing.
Don't know exactly why it doesn't work, but there is a workaround for that: http://www.opal-consulting.de/site/jasperreportsintegration-full-path-requirement-and-workaround/
Hope that helps,
I have been blogging at daust.blogspot.com
for quite some years now ... and many people have rather preferred wordpress to blogspot, I can now understand why :).
It is quite flexible and easy to use and there are tons of themes available ... really cool ones.
The main decision to host my own wordpress instance was in the end motivated by different means. I have created two products and they needed a platform to be (more...)
A few days ago Oracle brought out a new patch for APEX 4.2, this will be the latest version of this build, the next version of APEX will be 5.0.
If you already have APEX 4.2.x installed you can download a patch from support.oracle.com
, the patch number is 17966818.
If you have an earlier version of APEX you can download
the full version of APEX and install that.
Oracle Application Express 4.2.5 is now released and available for download. If you wish to download the full release of Oracle Application Express 4.2.5, you can get it from the Downloads page
on OTN. If you have Oracle Application Express 4.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3 or 4.2.4 already installed, then you need to download the APEX 4.2.5 patch set from My (more...)