Posts tagged apex
After visiting the OPP/APEXPosed conference in Brussels I decided to write a post on how to create a relatively simple dynamic action in APEX. When you are working with password fields your only visual check to see if the entered text in both fields match may be the number of characters entered. Of course you can check for equality on submit but that may be a bit too late for the user. For this post I will work with a textfield instead of a password field, but both will work the same.(more…)
Oracle Open World 2010 presentation: Forms2Future: the ongoing journey into the future for Oracle based organizations0
Many organizations around the world have adopted Oracle technology for developing custom applications. Over the past two decades, they may have used PL/SQL, Reports, Forms, Designer, Portal or the Web PL/SQL Toolkit. Many of these organizations have come to face new challenges: more agility or functionality, new user groups or channels or more efficient maintenance. Or they fear getting stuck in the past, running out of support or qualified and motivated resources. What is the right way to approach the future? What mix of tools, how and when to adopt which new technology, how to build a business case? This session recounts various more and less successful warstories of organizations that embarked on a journey into the future.
Peter and I today did our session together about the road to the future for organization that heavily us Oracle software. It was a good session with a lot of interesting questions. It is quite clear to me how much confusion there is, how many organizations are struggling with defining their future plans. How many people hear mixed messages from for example Oracle sales people. And how they simply would like to get a clear, untainted and unbiased picture of More >
The installation dependancies have been almost now figured out by me and I have finally something to show.
This article is about APEX – some of my initial impressions from the pending (deep into 2010) APEX 4.0 release. And the title is in no way meant to be ironic, contrary perhaps to popular belief. Yesterday I saw a presentation/demonstration by Mike Hichwa and David Peake from the APEX team and it provided me a with a number of new and useful insights. And I want to state clearly: I was impressed by some of the information about and demonstration of APEX.The Enterprise Cloud (for Application Development)
I was at JavaOne earlier this year and one Sun’s proud announcements there was ‘application development in the cloud’ with Zembly. And while that is nice, it really is a first attempt that does not even come close at what APEX has been doing for quite some time now: provide a cloud based shared development environment, centrally managed and fully accessible through a browser.
After Web 2.0, Enterprise 2.0 and Wife 2.0, Oracle introduces the term DBA 2.0. It seems to refer to the DBA of the very near future. The one who can rely on a formidable pal hiding inside the database and taking on many of the boring, repeating tasks as well as advising on some of the tougher challenges when it comes to managing the database. Manageability is one of the focus areas for Oracle in the marketing strategy for the database as well as in the development budget allocation. Lots of time and energy are invested in making the database more manageable and striking the optimal balance between automated management and human decision making.
DBA 2.0 is perhaps also the guy about whom Mark Townsend,Vice President Product Management for Server Technologies, said: "to really screw a system up, you have to be a DBA!". To which he added: (more…)