It’s finally out! The newest release of Oracle APEX is now available for public download. Beside the already mentioned Oracle Forms Conversion, this release also adds many new security enhancements to the product to make it the securest Oracle APEX ever! As David Peake the product manager of Oracle APEX mentions on his blog
With every new release there are a number of additional security enhancements the development team adds. However, this release introduces a significant number of new security capabilities. So even if you aren’t interested in converting Oracle Forms to APEX it is still strongly recommended that you upgrade to this release as soon as possible.
Anton Nielsen, also best known for his “Hacking Oracle APEX presentation” looked closer at the new security enhancements and blogged about his findings. Also have a look at the tutorial about the new security features created by the APEX team.
Beside the Oracle Forms Migration and the Security Enhancements, I’m pretty sure that a lot of bug fixing has also be done under the hood of Oracle APEX to make it more stable and reliable. That’s why I would recommend everybody to get the newest release and upgrade as soon as possible. The download file for the new release can be found on OTN.
BTW, if you have a look at the start page of apex.oracle.com, you will also notice that is has now a fresher look and feel. I like it!