Since day one, the APEX Plug-in framework provided the capability to create self containing installations which included all static files needed by the Plug-in. But this file storage was somehow limited in APEX 4.x, because it didn’t allow to reference files with … Continue reading
And do you want to learn it straight from Shakeeb Rahman the Designer of the Universal Theme? Then you have to sign up for the free ODTUG Webinar on Thursday, April 9 at 12:00PM EDT. That’s 17:00 London, 18:00 Vienna … Continue reading
In APEX 4.x it was a little bit cumbersome to use new Plug-ins in an application when you followed the best practice to subscribe Plug-ins from a Master Application which contained all Plug-ins of your workspace. Having such a Master Application has … Continue reading
I had a great time at APEX World in Rotterdam, it was a wonderful event. I could meet up with my friends and learn a few new tricks, too :).
Here are the slides from my presentation about the many smaller new features of Oracle APEX 5.0. And I could only cram like half of the good stuff that I found into this 45 min. session.
It is time to get used to the new APEX builder interface. apex.oracle.com has been upgraded to the latest pre-production version of APEX 5.0. Some functionality like "Administration" are not visible any more and you have to search a bit. The overall impression is good and my old demo application seem to still work in the most of the cases.
The possibility to set the items conditionally to read only is one of the important security features in APEX. Using this feature you can secure your applications and it will not be possible to manipulate the protected item (region or page). The downside of this feature is that it will change the layout of the protected items to some kind of standard, ignoring the previous formatting in the "normal" mode.