Boston is a nice city, smaller than expected but full of culture.
The weather was great for us and we took one of the Duck tours which took off from right outside our hotel.
Boy that was a long trip.
Sure, Perth to Dubai was 11 hours but on a brand new half full Airbus it wasn't so bad, even if we didn't get in early to move away from the bulk head seats. The leg room was handy while bubba was awake, but arm rests that don't fold up made it harder to get her to sleep.
I think though the most boring part was the 3 hour layover in Dubai. Took some creativity to keep our little 17 month old amused.
At some point during APEX development you may find yourself putting an Oracle APEX page within an iFrame.
Just recently I did just that and came across an error I expected to see, but a little curious as to how it presented itself.
Refused to display '//myserver.com.au/ords/f?p=SAGE:1023:30559832045078' in a frame because it set 'X-Frame-Options' to 'DENY'.
Kscope15 is insanely close and I'm very excited to be making the journey this year.
A few months ago I made a list of presentations that piqued my interest to try encourage a business colleague to come along. Maybe this list will encourage someone to join what I understand to be the world's best conference for APEX developers.
The APEX topics listed in full here
I'm sure we've all done it at some point or another, used some "feature" in the database you're probably not meant to.
Interactive reports still have a few misgivings prior to APEX 5 so some tried to utilise gReport object, since it was available in the generated page but undocumented - which in Oracle speak means that they're more than entitled to change behaviour in future without telling or supporting you.
I understand htmldb_Get put developers in a similar situation, but apex.server.process became a brilliant alternative.
Attention Perth Oracle technologists.
I'll be giving a dry run of my Kscope talk to the user group in Perth on May 28th, which happens to be the deadline for us to submit copies of our sessions to ODTUG.
So if you're in Perth, have any form of interest in APEX - come by the Oracle offices in near Kings Park by 8am, or come a bit earlier for a feed.
Evidence-Based APEX: Building Better Practices
The polish that comes with APEX 5 also extends to the generic login screen used for the Open Door Credentials authentication scheme.
This scheme is great for testing. It allows you to log into the application by supplying just a username, as if you logged in normally - saving on user management in test servers.
The login screen used isn't page 101, but a generic page generated via wwv_flow_custom_auth_std.login_page. Prior to APEX 5 the page looked rather ugly.