While education in Oracle Application Express (APEX) is offered as a part of many university and secondary school courses around the globe, in most cases, the educators took it upon themselves to develop their own custom curriculum. To lessen the burden on educators, we have developed and made available for public download a full course curriculum for Oracle Application Express.
As promised in my last post, I'll address the parsing error you get when you attempt to convert the text returned by the NCBI efetch utilities into an XMLType. The Oracle XML parser within the database treats the XML comment "<!DOCTYPE TaxaSet PUBLIC "-//NLM//DTD Taxon, 14th January 2002//EN" "https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query/DTD/taxon.dtd">" as an indicator to validate the XML against the DTD located at "https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query/DTD/taxon.dtd". In many, maybe even most, cases this is fine.
I recently ran into an Oracle database bug (version 12c). It's definitely a bug, and there may even be a patch for it, maybe. We've all been in this position, though. There's definitely a bug. We've identified something similar in the Oracle support site bug database. There's a patch for it. How long will it take to get the patch installed? Can I even install the patch on an Oracle Database Appliance (or Exadata or whatever other special circumstance)? What happens if the patch doesn't fix the specific issue?
Many of you are still using the old "Component View" but the "Page Designer" introduced in APEX 5 made the developer life much easier.
The top 5 most time saving abilities for me are: 1. Easy access on all page elements (without any page refresh) 2. Copy&Paste of items, regions, dynamic actions, ... 3. Drag&Drop moving of items and regions 4. Multi edit of items 5. Since APEX 5.1: The ability to customize your own personal Page Designer View
Just in time for APEX World 2017, Oracle Application Express 5.1.1 is now released and available for download. If you wish to download the full release of Oracle Application Express 5.1.1, you can get it from the Downloads page on OTN.
Unless you've managed to somehow filter out everything about US politics over the last few months (and if you have, please let me know your secret), then you've likely heard about "fake news". From a high level, my basic understanding of "fake news" is that it refers to stories or websites that are fabricated to advance the political beliefs and/or ideologies of one site or the other. Your definition may differ.
So what is fake code? That, I can at least try to explain in a bit more detail.
Alright, stop! Collaborate and listen! Ok, I’ll be the one to take my own advice here and stop...
Later this month, I’ll be heading to Reykjavík, Iceland to deliver our 3-day training class “Developing Desktop APEX Applications”. This class will be open to the public and costs about $2500 per student, so anyone is welcome to sign up. You’ll have to make your way to Iceland, of course.