Maybe I'm in the minority, but it seems that blogging has taken a sharp nose dive in terms of frequency. I monitor a bunch of Oracle-related and other blogs, and the traffic is definitely down. There were also few blog re-caps of ODTUG - which is in stark contrast to years past, where the coverage has been extensive. The few blogs that were updated were brief and light on real content.
On wednesday morning (08:00 am, really early) I have been presenting at ODTUG Kaleidoskope 2009 in Monterey / California.
The presentation was about "Generating complex Excel reports with APEX and jXLS".
There I first covered your basic choices when it comes to exporting data to Microsoft Excel.
On Tuesday I have been presenting on ODTUG Kaleidoskope 2009 in Monterey / California. The presentation was about "PDF Printing with APEX - A cost free alternative". There I have shown and detailed the integration of the open source Java reporting engine "JasperReports" into Oracle Application Express for PDF and RTF printing.
May be interesting to some of you which haven't had the time testing and working with the DBMS_SCHEDULER. I collected some examples to show what is possible with that amazing tool.
DBMS_SCHEDULER is an internal Oracle package (since Version 10g) which provides database driven jobs.
It's divided into 3 parts:
Examples of the dbms_scheduler.create_schedule part:
I added an ExtJS navigation tree to my example application. To get the JSON data out of the database I created a small package which is dynamically creating this data string on every page load.
Take a look at the updated source code: AAW - ExtJS navigation tree
I got some request about the application installation file (application source code). So I decided to publish it to everybody how asks for it via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
After a long long day, I’ve finally arrive in San Francisco. I’m here a couple of days early because I’m going to Oracle HQ (in Redwood Shores) along with many of the other Oracle ACE Directors before we go over to Monterey.
In fact I already have a lovely view of the “Mothership” from my hotel [...]