Oracle APEX Developer of the Year… It’s official!

Yesterday the new issue of Oracle Magazine has been published which contains the Oracle Magazine Editors Choice awards for 2007. It’s official now, I’ve been named Oracle Application Express Developer of the year 2007! :-)

I was really honored to have been nominated for this award and it was quite hard to keep quiet for the past months, because I was already told during the ODTUG Kaleidoscope conference in June. So it had the same “problem” as John Scott, the last years winner. But I managed to keep quit :-)

It was a really interesting experience! I had to give an interview and they sent Ton Hendriks, a professional photograph from the Netherlands to take some pictures. Like John wrote, it was a little bit surreal. We took some pictures at my workplace and then we went to the Naturhistorisches Museum of Vienna to take some outdoor pictures. So I was posing in this public spot, sweating because it was a really sunny day and a photographer was lying on the ground and taking pictures of me. So you can imaging how the tourists looked when they walked by. :-) Too bad that there is no PDF version available of the Oracle Magazine, because the HTML version doesn’t show the picture. I have seen the picture and I think Ton did a really good job!

Thanks again to the Oracle APEX development team for nominating me. I really appreciate that! A big thank you goes also to Sphinx IT Consulting for supporting me in my open source and community efforts.

You don’t know what Oracle Application Express (APEX) is? Check out apex.oracle.com!

Update as of 23-Nov-2003: Added the picture from the Oracle Magazine.

22 thoughts on “Oracle APEX Developer of the Year… It’s official!

  1. Patrick,
    Congratulations – You are a very worthy winner with all that you have given to the APEX Community and the development team.

    David

  2. Hi Patrick,

    Congratulations with your well deserved title! Keep on working with your inspiring Apex improvements.

    Pieter de Jager

  3. Well done Patrick, it is definitely very well deserved. Thank you for your comments and support on my blog, it is very much appreciated.

    Keep it up!
    Anthony.

  4. Patrick,
    Congratulations!
    I have made it a habit to visit your blog every day.

    Keep up the great work.
    K

  5. Many congratulations Patrick! …and very well deserved too – your site is a mine of useful and interesting information.

    Andrew
    UK

  6. Congratulations Patrick on a very well deserved honor!

    Mike Riley
    Vice President – Oracle Development Tools User Group

  7. Congratulations Patrick – very well deserved indeed. Keep up the great work!

    Ben

  8. Congratuatlions, Patrick! Very much deserved. Thanks for all of your many contributions to Oracle Application Express and the APEX community.

  9. Hey Patrick,
    can you believe that i found out such great news only now???
    It must be because i’ve been away for a while, anyway i’m sure that you absolutely deserved to win.

    Ciao,
    Flavio

  10. hi developer,

    Could you pls help me for oracle apex application.

    Actualy, i’m unable to generate a image file through apex application.

    i did insert values in bfile then i copied bfile to blob through DECLARE
    V_ERR VARCHAR2(4000);
    temp_blob BLOB := empty_blob();
    v_bfile_loc BFILE;
    Bytes_to_load INTEGER := 4294967295;
    v_rowid ROWID;
    in_doc VARCHAR2(100);

    BEGIN
    v_ERR :=’PROCESSING STARTED';
    apex_util.set_session_state(‘F185_ERROR’,v_err);

    SELECT bfile_loc INTO v_bfile_loc
    FROM graphics_table
    where bfile_id=:REQUEST FOR UPDATE;

    v_file_loc:=upper(v_file_loc);

    v_ERR :=V_ERR||’AFTER SELECT ONE ‘;
    apex_util.set_session_state(‘F185_ERROR’,v_err);

    DBMS_LOB.OPEN(v_bfile_loc, DBMS_LOB.LOB_READONLY);
    v_ERR :=V_ERR||’AFTER BFILE ‘;

    apex_util.set_session_state(‘F185_ERROR’,v_err);
    DBMS_LOB.OPEN(temp_blob, DBMS_LOB.LOB_READWRITE);

    v_ERR :=V_ERR||’AFTER BLOB OPEN ‘;
    apex_util.set_session_state(‘F185_ERROR’,v_err);

    DBMS_LOB.LOADFROMFILE(temp_blob, v_bfile_loc, Bytes_to_load);
    v_ERR :=V_ERR||’AFTER COPY ‘;
    apex_util.set_session_state(‘F185_ERROR’,v_err);

    INSERT INTO graphics_blob (blob_id,blob_loc)
    VALUES (:REQUEST,temp_blob);

    v_ERR :=V_ERR||’AFTER INSERT2 ‘;
    apex_util.set_session_state(‘F185_ERROR’,v_err);

    DBMS_LOB.CLOSE(temp_blob);
    DBMS_LOB.CLOSE(v_bfile_loc);

    apex_util.set_session_state(‘F185_ERROR’,v_err);
    v_ERR :=V_ERR||’AFTER CLOSE ‘;

    htp.p(v_ERR);
    apex_util.set_session_state(‘F185_ERROR’,v_err);

    EXCEPTION
    WHEN OTHERS THEN htp.p(v_ERR);
    COMMIT;
    END ;

    after doing above activity,i’m getting no data found.

    pls give me resolution of above problem.

    thanks
    Mohit
    9004644768
    INDIA (PUNE)

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