This morning we received the really sad news that we lost our team mate Scott Spadafore. Many of you know him (sspadafo) from the OTN APEX forum where he tirelessly tried to help people who had questions or problems with APEX.
If you like to condolence, please do so in the posting of my manager. Let’s pay a last time respect to Scott and his wife.
Scott you will be missed!
It took a little bit longer as expected, but the new feature list of Oracle APEX 4.0 Early Adopter 2 is now online (link is at the end of the posting). The list contains the EA1 features as well. Hopefully we didn’t miss any new feature, there are to many to count. One of the main features for sure are Websheets. Continue reading
One of the new features of Early Adopter 2 are Cascading LOVs/Select Lists. I’m pretty sure that almost every APEX developer had already the requirement to refresh a child select list when a parent select list was changed. For example you pick a department in the first select list and the second should just show employees of that department. There are two solutions to solve that: Continue reading
Tryapexnow.com has just been updated to our new Oracle APEX 4.0 Early Adopter Release 2. Have a look, there are many new features, like WebSheets for example. A detailed list will be made available on Monday. I have also updated my plug-in example application with new plug-ins. Tutorials will follow soon. You can check it out at http://tryapexnow.com/apex/f?p=888. To sign up for a new workspace go to http://tryapexnow.com/!
Since my last Oracle APEX 4.0 blog coverage posting, new articles have been posted about our early adopter release. BTW, stay tuned. A refresh of the early adopter instance should happen soon and it will include many new features! But first read these blog postings featuring the current version on tryapexnow.com. Continue reading
For a long time I didn’t see any use case why I should use Twitter. A friend even registered an account for me more two years ago, but I never used it. Why should I write 140 char messages what I’m currently doing? That’s really not that interesting! But since I joined the Oracle APEX team a year ago it’s different. Continue reading
Our product manager David Peake is looking for new Oracle APEX Customer References. I think that’s a great opportunity for YOU, your company or your client to get some fame for a great Oracle Application Express project you have implemented! Interested? Get the details at David’s WANTED – Oracle APEX Customer References blog posting.
I’m sure we can argue how big it’s share was but I still find it interesting at which places Oracle Application Express is used. Charlie Berger mentioned on this Oracle Data Mining blog, that the BMW Oracle Racing team was heavily using Oracle Data Mining to analyze all the sensor data and that they used Oracle APEX to present the result in real time. Cool! I think that’s another great example how well different Oracle technologies can be combined and used with an APEX front end!