Today at 00:50 (when normal people are already sleeping) I finally made it to release version 1.0 of the Oracle APEX development framework, called ApexLib.
Today I was the hole day at a customer and had no chance to blog about it. So I was really surprised than when I came home and checked my Google Reader, John Scott was faster than me, because he had already blogged about my framework. Thanks John for your nice posting!
Maybe you have noticed the version jump from v0.17 to v1.0, but I thought after implementing Browser Validation for Tabular Forms and new installation scripts, it was time to go to version 1.0. And to be honest, with the old numbering it would have taken forever before 1.0 would have been reached
So what’s in this new release?
As you can see from the following list, there are some enhancements and some bug corrections.
- CR# 1634286: Client side validation for tabular form
- CR# 1635730: Possibility to install ApexLib into it’s own schema
- CR# 1638777: Add an uninstall script
- CR# 1636235: Only transfer label template metadata if used
- Bug# 1640936: Check for dates which contain 08 or 09 fails
- Bug# 1635198: Two digit year is always prefixed with 19
- Bug# 1635376: setNlsData raises “ORA-06502: Numeric or value error”
First of all, the browser validation has been enhanced to check Tabular Forms too.
The second big change is the installation process, I have written a new HTML installation How-To, which I think is better readable than the previous text version and it’s now possible to install the ApexLib Framework into it’s own database schema (eg. APEXLIB), so that you don’t have to mess the FLOWS_xxx schema anymore. It even contains an uninstall script, in the case the framework isn’t what you have been looking for.
If you have already used the framework, I would suggest that you run the uninstall script and do a fresh installation.
If you want to test the Tabular Form Browser Validation, check out the demo site!
Want to know more about the ApexLib Framework, checkout the following links:
- ApexLib Project Homepage
- Blog postings about ApexLib
- Feature demonstration web-site
- Download ApexLib Framework
In the next few days I will write a posting about how to just use some features of the framework, in the case you don’t want to use all the features.
Any suggestions, improvements, “must haves” for the framework are very welcome! But also “negative” feedback is very welcome. Eg. if it doesn’t work for you or why you can’t use the framework, … I would like to use this feedback to improve the framework.