The agenda of the ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2008 conference has just been released and it looks like that Oracle Application Express (APEX) has a massive presence at this conference.
On Sunday there is a full day symposium about The Seasoning of Application Express – Must Hear Success Stories and during the conference there are counted 17 presentations regarding Oracle APEX.
I compiled a list of them and what I have read in the abstracts, they look really promising, but see for yourself.
What are the steps to integrate it?
Just read a very interesting posting by Joel Kallman, titled Oracle HTTP Server, Apache 2.0 and connection pooling. Before Oracle 11g, mod_plsql was just available for Apache 1.3 which had one big drawback on Unix systems. Apache 1.3 just supports a process model which prevents that mod_plsql can really take use of a database connection pool, because each process has his own “dedicated” database session which can’t be shared across process bounders.
On Friday I had to do some work on an Oracle Application Express (APEX) application of a client which I did some time ago. I had to create a new region next to an existing region on a page which had already several other regions on it. Normally no big problem, you would just use the “Column” property of the region and you are done. To make it short, it didn’t work because of the layout of the template and the existing regions which are already using the “Column” property.
Just received a notification mail that my presentation titled
Increase Your Oracle APEX Development Productivity with Open Source Tools
has been accepted for the ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2008 conference.
The order of the mails I got from ODTUG was quite interesting.
Do you want to improve the usability of the Oracle APEX Shuttle Widget a little bit?
Let’s enhance it by adding support for double click. It will allow users to double click on an entry in one of the two lists of the shuttle, to move the selected entry to the other list as they would normally do with the corresponding icons. I think that’s a little bit more convenient and faster than using the icons.
There comes the necessary code.
Just came across a very strange behavior of the DBMS_LDAP.simple_bind_s and APEX_LDAP.authenticate procedure which I used to do a basic LDAP authentication against our MS Active Directory server.
I used the following simple test code
Since Oracle APEX 3.0 was released which integrated BI Publisher or XML Publisher as it was called before, this reporting tool is getting more and more interesting for Oracle APEX developers. At least if your company can afford the not so cheap license fees ðŸ˜‰
For the past few weeks I was following a new BI Publisher related blog and thought it’s really time to share the link with you. Have a look at The Amazing Adventures of BIPgirl with BI Publisher.
BTW, don’t forget about Tim Dexter’s Oracle BI Publisher blog.
Morten Braten just released this first Alpha Version of this new project called ApexGen – The Oracle APEX Generator. From the project description:
ApexGen is a utility to generate Oracle Application Express (Apex) pages and page components based on a PL/SQL API, in a fraction of the time it takes to manually create report and form pages.
I have downloaded the files and had a quick look at the documentation. Actually it’s a much nicer documentation than mine for the ApexLib Framework. Clean and very nice layout! To my rescue I can say that I already redid the layout for my Oracle APEX Builder Plugin project a few weeks ago, because I thought it needs better marketing. Just haven’t announced the new web-site yet. But back to the topic.