I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Scott Spadafore.
He has done so much for the APEX community and helped so many people. I have learnt alot from his many forum postings and I often find myself looking back to them for guidance. My job is working with a product that he has had so much influence in.
Nearly 10 years ago, Scott and I worked on a Consulting project in Chicago, enthusiastically writing J2EE applications, extending the Oracle E-Business Suite, and headed for near certain project failure, when our team got introduced to some obscure group of Sales Consultants out of Oracle Government, Education and Healthcare. They showed us a web development framework called “Oracle Platform”, which was based on PL/SQL of all languages. Surely this couldn’t be any good, so un-cool, so last century, so not Java.