If you're not aware, there is an APEX Gaming Competition which is already underway, and which is sponsored by the Oracle Development Tools User Group (ODTUG). For those who don't know what ODTUG is, it is an independent user group and community of professionals, with a primary focus on the tools, products, and frameworks to build solutions and applications with the Oracle technology stack.
This is a new blog on APEX. I expect a lots of good stuff there in the future. The last example describes how to modify the Page Designer and move the panes, adjust the layout and simplify the development of an application since accessing element attributes is much easier that way. I think this is worth of looking at and maybe the APEX team considers this as an improvement for the future release.
I know some people waiting till the first patch set that comes available after a major Oracle APEX release... today you no longer have to wait, APEX 5.0.1 is now available.
In the patch set notes you can read what changed.
If you're still on APEX 4.x you can go immediately to APEX 5.0.1, you only need to download the latest version on OTN.
This example is showing how to open a Modal Page from any element in your application. It is easy to get it working using some standards like a button or a link in a report. However, it is not 100% clear how to get it working with some other elements which don't have the redirect functionality built in (item, region title, custom links, etc.). This example is also showing how to get the success message displayed on the parent page after closing of the Modal Page.
Another fantastic Kscope in the can.
This was my final year in an official capacity which was a lot more difficult to deal with than I had anticipated. Here's my record of service: