The Oracle APEX team has just published a new Statement of Direction for Oracle Application Express (APEX) which outlines the roadmap for the next two releases (3.1 and 4.0).
3.1 doesn’t really contain a lot of new stuff, but the planned features for 4.0 are looking very interesting! Have a look.
Looks like that the Session List for Oracle Open World 2007 has finally been published. Did a quick check for Oracle Application Express (APEX) related sessions and found 10 so far. Check out the search result by yourself. Would have hoped that there are more, but I’m sure there are a lot of other presentations I’m interested in. ðŸ™‚
BTW, if you go to OOW 2007 and you are interested in Oracle APEX, add yourself to the Oracle OpenWorld Connect – Application Express group!
Some time ago I was asked if it’s possible to set the background color of the entries of a select list.
Sure why not! I thought I had already answered the question before, so I searched on the OTN forum but didn’t find my posting. No problem, shouldn’t be too hard to find the solution again.
The Oracle APEX development team is looking for your input about a new feature which they consider to integrate into the next major Oracle APEX release. Carl has started a thread about that on the OTN forum and is waiting for your input. So that’s your chance to influence the APEX development!
That’s maybe an old tip and probably everybody already knows it, but because I just answered that question on the OraFAQ forum, I wanted to share it with you in case you didn’t know.
Maybe you have already noticed that in the Oracle APEX Builder at some pages a tooltip is used. For example for the icons on the Drag and Drop Layout page. This tooltip functionality can be reused in your own applications. You just have to add
onmouseover="toolTip_enable(event,this,'This is a tooltip')"
into the “Attributes” property of your HTML button or into the “HTML Form Element Attributes” property of your page item. In the end you can attach it to any HTML element. But I think you got the idea how it works.
Just got a confirmation mail from DOAG (German Oracle User Group) that they approved my Oracle APEX presentation “Ein Blick unter die Motorhaube von Oracle APEX” (Oracle APEX under the hood) for there next annual conference in November in Nürnberg. My presentation slot is on Thursday between 15:00 and 15:45. In the conference schedule I have seen that Dietmar Aust’s presentation has also been confirmed. Will be nice to hang out with him again!
But before that, a lot of work has to be done. Until 17th September they want to have a 4-page summary of my presentation which will be included into the conference printouts and until 7th November the complete presentation material…
Maybe this time I should start earlier, so that I don’t have to work the nights before the deadline… ðŸ™‚
Haven’t blogged about an Oracle APEX topic for a long time, so I thought it’s time again!
As I have heard the Oracle APEX development team is going to discussing the roadmap of the next major Oracle APEX release, so I’m taking the opportunity to summarize my top 10 enhancement request wishes.
And no, this should not influence them in any way in there decisions… ðŸ˜‰
Good news! Oracle 11g is finally available for download! Ok, until now it’s just available for Linux, but I’m sure other platforms will follow soon.
For those who can’t install it yet, at least you can have a look at the Oracle 11g documentation and the New features section in the documentation.
Carl and John where much faster with this news than me! Carl blogged already about it and John started a thread on the APEX OTN forum and finally I also found the time to write about it.
It’s a really honor for me and I really appreciate it! Thanks a lot for all the congratulations I got from you guys!