Updated Statement of Direction for Oracle APEX 3.1 and 4.0

It looks like that the Statement of Direction for Oracle Application Express (APEX) has been updated.

Based on the update, Oracle APEX 3.1 will contain now much more features than in the original Statement of Direction, which was posted a few weeks ago. One of the exiting new features will be the “Interactive reporting region types” which Carl Backstrom already demonstrated in his Oracle Application Express (APEX) 4.0 – Preview Video. There where some rumors that it would already be part of 3.1, but only as PL/SQL API’s. As it looks now, it’s fully integrated into the Oracle APEX Builder environment. That should make the handling much easier. I think the enhancement of the Oracle APEX mail API’s to handle attachments, will also help a lot of people. Too bad that the custom item types and the error handling improvement didn’t make it into 3.1. But read on to find out what’s coming up.

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Oracle Application Express (APEX) 4.0 – Preview Video

Just read that Carl Backstrom has made his video public, which is showing on of the “WOW” features of the upcoming Oracle APEX 4.0 release. The video was first shown at the “First Oracle APEX Training Days” by APEX Evangelists. Side note: Dimitri Gielis and John Scott blogged about there experience doing this training. Check out there blogs. Good job guys!

But back to the video, check out Carl’s posting APEX 4.0 Preview (aka Video Killed the Radio Star) to see him in “action”! :-)

I would suggest to get the higher definition version, so that you can see the real beauty of the new feature. BTW, you have to get the VCL player as Carl has written, because the video is coded with the Theora coded which Windows Media Player and QuickTime can’t decode.

And now just a few screen captures as teaser… Continue reading