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Oracle APEX 5.0 Available for Download!

Wed, 2015-04-15 11:43
After a longer development cycle than usual, Oracle Application Express 5.0 is finally available for download! I think it was worth the wait. It comes with a ton of features, here are just a few marquee features. Page Designer Universal … Continue reading →
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APEX 5.0: Set Cursor Focus for Region Type Plug-Ins

Tue, 2015-04-14 07:19
Complex Region Type Plug-ins might render their own input fields, like our Interactive Report component does with the search field. If a developer had set the page level attribute Cursor Focus to First item on Page in Oracle APEX 4.x, … Continue reading →
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APEX 5.0: New Plug-in Attribute Types

Mon, 2015-04-13 07:03
Besides the Plug-In Attribute Enhancements described in my previous posting, we have also added new Attribute Types in Oracle APEX 5.0 for increased usability in Page Designer. Link to Target Page/Url If your Plug-in had to exposed a Link attribute … Continue reading →
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APEX 5.0: Plug-In Attribute Enhancements

Sat, 2015-04-11 08:51
In Oracle APEX 5.0 we have added several new features to Custom Plug-in Attributes to improve the usability of your Plug-ins when they are used by other developers. Show in Wizard Some Plug-ins do make use of the maximum number of 25 … Continue reading →
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APEX 5.0: Declarative Definition of CSS and JavaScript Files to Load for a Plug-in

Fri, 2015-04-10 04:58
A best practice for performant HTML pages is to load CSS files in the HTML head to reduce redrawing of the page when a CSS file gets loaded. But because the PL/SQL code of a Plug-in isn’t executed util a … Continue reading →
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APEX 5.0: Directory Support for Static Plug-in Files

Wed, 2015-04-08 07:21
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 →
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APEX 5.0: Want to learn all about Universal Theme?

Tue, 2015-04-07 15:29
And do you want to learn it straight from Shakeeb Rahman the Designer of 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 or … Continue reading →
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APEX 5.0: Create Plug-ins as Subscription from Master Application

Mon, 2015-04-06 15:00
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 →
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APEX 5.0: Plug-in Enhancements – Overview

Mon, 2015-04-06 05:54
In the next few days I plan to write a series of blog postings about the Plug-In Enhancements which will be available in Oracle APEX 5.0* The plan is to cover the following areas: Create Plug-ins as Subscription from Master … Continue reading →
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Oracle APEX 5.0 Articles

Fri, 2015-04-03 16:36
With apex.oracle.com upgraded to a pre-production version of Oracle Application Express 5.0, the new release of APEX can already be seen on the horizon. So I thought it’s time to compile a little weekend reading for you.   A number of … Continue reading →
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Ask the APEX Development Team!

Thu, 2015-04-02 16:15
Together with ODTUG, we the APEX Development Team are hosting a Google ‘Hangout’ (with Video) on April 15th, 2015 at 12:00 EDT. That’s 17:00 London, 18:00 Vienna or 21:30 New Delhi time. Our current plan is that all members of our development … Continue reading →
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Test Drive Oracle APEX 5.0 Early Adopter 3!

Sun, 2015-02-01 05:49
It’s here! Oracle Application Express 5.0 Early Adopter 3 is available at https://apexea.oracle.com/ and we are really looking forward to get your feedback (via the Feedback link in the Builder)! A list of all new features of EA3 and a … Continue reading →
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