If you've been using APEX long enough, you've probably used a PL/SQL Region to render some sort of HTML that the APEX built-in components simply can't handle. Perhaps a complex chart or region that has a lot of custom content and/or layout. While best practices may be to use an APEX component, or if not, build a plugin, we all know that sometimes reality doesn't give us that kind of time or flexibility.
Just a simple example how easy APEX can handle this kind of problem.
Example: We have today the 06.11.2015 (11-06-2015) and we have two date values 01.11.2015 and 30.11.2015. Now I want to know how much time has past in percent since the beginning (01.11.2015): Result: 17 % Mehr »
The new APEX Page Designer is a great tool in doing your development work faster then ever. Actually I only discovered two more or less annoying things so far. 1. Doing "mouse miles" from the left side to the right side. The new Grid Layout takes much space especially on the big screens. When you access an item on the left side you need to move your mouse to the right and edit the stuff you need to change. So why having the right side not directly beside the left side?
In migrating SERT from 4.2 to 5.0, there's a number of challenges that I'm facing. This has to do with the fact that I am also migrating a custom theme to the Universal Theme, as almost 100% of the application just worked if I chose to leave it alone. I didn't. More on that journey in a longer post later.
In any case, some of the IR filters that I have on by default can get a bit... ugly. Even in the Universal Theme: