A complete guide to #ORCLAPEX Dynamic Actions

A complete guide to #ORCLAPEX Dynamic Actions Last year, Craig Sykes and I were discussing ideas for presentations at Tech16 and one idea made us quite excited to turn in to a paper for submission. We hadn’t seen a presentation on a complete coverage of all the Dynamic Actions available in APEX 5 – yet […]

APEX 5.0, Blog, Explorer, How to, Why use APEX APEX 5.0, Benefits, Development, Dynamic Actions, Forms Triggers / March 1, 2017

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APEX: Meet the rest of the web

APEX: Meet the rest of the web In December last year I spoke at the UKOUG TECH 16 conference in Birmingham about integrating APEX with modern web technologies. The presentation was interesting for me to build because I was able to spend some time pushing APEX beyond what is possible using only the declarative application […]

APEX 5.0, Blog, Explorer, How to, Why use APEX APEX 5.0, Cloud, Development, Dynamic Actions, JSON, Oracle Cloud, RESTful / February 14, 2017

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APEX Version Control & Team Working

APEX Version Control & Team Working I recently had the pleasure of presenting at UKOUG TECH16 last December. It was, as always, a fantastic experience to be able to meet APEX developers and to hear the latest about the APEX 5.1 new features. My presentation was entitled “APEX Version Control & Team Working” – a […]

APEX 5.0, Blog, Devops, Explorer, Why use APEX APEX 5.0, Development, Version Control / January 13, 2017

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UK OUG Tech 16 Round-Up

UK OUG Tech 16 Round-Up As you may have seen from our twitter updates this week Explorer were again in attendance at the UK Oracle User Group event in Birmingham (UK OUG Tech 16). As we are an Oracle Platinum Partner, a UKOUG Silver Partner and this year picked up two Gold Awards and a […]

APEX 5.0, Blog, Explorer, Oracle Data Visualization, Why use APEX APEX 5.0, Benefits, BI, Development, reporting / December 12, 2016

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Moving from APEX 5 to 4

Moving from APEX 5 to 4 Back in 2014 I wrote a blog discussing what I thought was exciting about the imminent APEX 5.0 release. This year I have been developing an application in APEX 4.2 for a customer who has not upgraded yet and it provided me with a great opportunity to reflect on […]

APEX 5.0, Blog, Case Studies, Explorer, Upgrading to Apex 5, Why use APEX APEX 5.0, Development, upgrade / March 29, 2016

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Oracle Forms Item Placement in APEX

Oracle Forms Item Placement in APEX When I first started looking at APEX one of the early challenges I encountered was how to place items exactly where I wanted them on the screen. In Oracle Forms, this is achieved by setting canvases at specific dimensions, placing items on screen at specific X, Y locations with […]

APEX 5.0, Blog, Explorer, How to, Oracle Forms, Why use APEX APEX 5.0, Development, Oracle Forms, upgrade / January 4, 2016

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The (continued) future of Oracle Forms…

The (continued) future of Oracle Forms… Our previous blog about “The future of Oracle Forms” was published in August and the response and acknowledgement from the Oracle development community proved that we had struck a nerve with many of you. This blog is a follow up and in light of the facts around the recently […]

APEX 5.0, Blog, Cloud, Explorer, Oracle Forms, Why use APEX APEX, Cloud, Oracle Forms / December 10, 2015

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Why upgrade to APEX 5

Why upgrade to APEX 5 Whilst performing my research I read in the Migration Guide about the many reasons why you should update to the Universal Theme but not many on why to update to APEX 5. I read in the release notes that “Oracle strongly recommends that you regularly upgrade to the latest version […]

APEX 5.0, Blog, Explorer, Why use APEX APEX 5.0 / July 15, 2015

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The Benefits of APEX for Small Development Teams

The Benefits of APEX for Small Development Teams I recently completed a piece of work which really shows the benefits of adopting APEX within a company with a small development team. The client faced a situation where the company’s head office had decided to move away from their existing Oracle Forms applications to a whole […]

Explorer, Why use APEX Benefits, Team Development / May 20, 2015

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In house vs outsource

So, you’ve decided to develop your own application. …but should you develop in-house, or outsource it? Maybe the answer could be ‘both’ You’ve been asked to commission a new application for your business and you are deciding how you’re going to deliver what has been asked. Should you be thinking about how to secure internal […]

Explorer, Why use APEX Development, In House, Outsource, Resource / February 2, 2015

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