>The start of the end for Apex 4.2

In October 2017 (just 3 months’ time), Premier Support for Oracle Application Express 4.2 will end.  This ultimately marks the end of the APEX 4 era and coincides with the fifth anniversary of the 4.2 launch. A lot has changed in those 5 years: we have had two more major versions of APEX – with […]

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APEX, Cloud, Oracle Forms / upgrade / August 14, 2017

>Something big is coming

“Something big is coming” @OracleCloud tweeted on 20 July 2017 along with a 12-second video that featured: The words: SOMETHING BIG IS COMING The date: 26.7.17 The brand: ORACLE All set to a roaring soundtrack and a rumbling fade-out animation between slides. https://twitter.com/OracleCloud/status/888055326515310592 What could it be? …we debated in the Development department here at […]

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APEX, Cloud / APEX, Cloud, Database, upgrade / August 8, 2017

>Moving to the Cloud: A Developer’s Perspective

I have been recently working with a charity who had developed a production APEX application and hosted it on apex.oracle.com. While this environment is brilliant for quickly creating a full APEX workspace and accessing from anywhere in the world, it is definitely not supposed to be used to host a production application (the environment can […]

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APEX 5.1, Cloud, Explorer / Cloud, Oracle Cloud / August 7, 2017

>Presentation: A Review of Interactive Grid in APEX 5.1.1

Following on from my blog A Review of Interactive Grid in APEX 5.1.1; I presented a version of this at Scotland UKOUG event in June 2017. At the heart of this presentation; I wanted to discover more about what the User and Developer perspectives of this new region type were. For example; I wanted to […]

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APEX 5.1 / / June 26, 2017

>Client Side Validations

Since using APEX 5.1, you may have noticed a few differences in regards to client side validation when using a combination of: Compatibility Mode = 5.1 and Execute Validations on Buttons = Yes What you may have noticed is that client side validations are firing first; and only if the page is successfully validated will […]

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APEX 5.1 / / June 2, 2017