Security: Writing Custom Authentication Schemes for Application Express

Raj Mattamal has put up an interesting topic for a presentation at Oracle Open World 2008, it’s about Writing Custom Authentication Schemes for Application Express. The presentation is not just the basic stuff you will find in the manual or the tutorial, it goes way further. For example it covers SSO over multiple workspaces.

In case if you are not interested in the topic, it’s still always fun to watch Raj doing a presentation/see him talking (fast). This guy has way to much energy or is drinking to much Red Bull πŸ˜‰

So people, vote for him that he is able to present that topic at Oracle Open World 2008!

And don’t forget about the other great Oracle APEX sessions!

My presentation at ODTUG Kaleidoscope

Just a very short blog posting, I’m currently sitting in the APEX vs ADF Shootout session hosted by Dimitri and Lucas, but I thought I should put my Increase Your Oracle APEX Development Productivity with Open Source Tools presentation online, which I have presented yesterday.

So here you go, it’s in the download section together with my other presentations.

Vote for Oracle APEX sessions at Oracle Open World!!!

You may have already read it on Carl Backstrom’s blog, Oracle has reserved some slots for community suggested topics for the upcoming Oracle Open World in September.

Want to hear more Oracle APEX related presentations during the conference?

It’s up to you!!! Vote for the following Oracle APEX sessions, so that they are added to the conference program.

I can really recommend “How to Hack an Oracle APEX application” by Anton Nielsen, I have already seen it at the unconference track at last years OOW.

Give APEX a boost and vote now! Voting ends 24th June.

The voting takes place on You have to register if you have no account yet.

17 Reasons why you shouldn’t miss ODTUG Kaleidoscope this year!

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.
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DOAG conference 2007 and my presentation

On Wednesday and Thursday I have been at the DOAG conference (by German Oracle User Group) in Nόrnberg. It was my first time visiting this conference. With more than 2.000 participants, 16 tracks and more than 200 sessions it’s not quite as big as Oracle Open world last week in San Francisco. But the food was much better! For me it makes a difference if you get your lunch on a real plate with metal cutlery and not a box with a sandwich and plastic cutlery πŸ™‚ But that’s America… even if it was a green event πŸ˜‰

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OOW: Advanced Oracle APEX: Building Web 2.0 – second chance!

Carl Backstrom is doing again his “Advanced Oracle APEX: Building Web 2.0” presentation tomorrow (Wed, Nov 14) as part of the Unconference track. He had problems with his notebook today and couldn’t show any of the demos he prepared during his scheduled presentation. But he really wants to show that stuff, so that’s your chance to see the presentation again!

Come to Moscone West, 3rd floor, Overlook 2 (next to the OTN lounge) at 02:00 PM.

See you there!

APEX: Are you going to Oracle Open World?

And you are interested in Oracle Application Express (APEX)?

Then check out the paper FOCUS ON Database Application Development – Oracle Application Express put together by David Peake the Oracle Product Manager for Oracle APEX. He wants to ensure that nobody is miss any of the great APEX sessions and labs. Very good idea David!

If you are already there on Sunday, don’t forget to attend the OOW APEX Roundtable where you can ask your Oracle APEX related questions to an expert panel.

Want to meet other Oracle APEX enthusiasts and some of the APEX developers from Oracle in a more relaxed environment? Then register for the OOW 2007 APEX Meetup!

See you there!

Oracle Application Express (APEX) at Oracle Open World 2007

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. πŸ™‚

BTW, if you go to OOW 2007 and you are interested in Oracle APEX, add yourself to the Oracle OpenWorld Connect – Application Express group!

Join Me at Oracle OpenWorld Connect!