Monday, October 17, 2022

Getting up to speed with Oracle Application Express (APEX)



Want to start developing web applications with Oracle Application Express? Make sure you don't reinvent the wheel and adapt good practises from industry experts right from the start.

Here are some tips for beginners:

1. If you don't already have APEX installed, don't install it yourself, but get a free workspace within minutes on apex.oracle.com to be used for demo purposes.
For production purposes, you can use the free tier on cloud.oracle.com with two databases up to 20 GB data without any cost.

2. Start making your first apps using our APEX tutorial (German) or from Oracle (English):
apex.mt-itsolutions.com/development (includes good practises!)
apex.oracle.com/en/learn/tutorials
Take note of some the shortcuts from Oracle: apex.oracle.com/shortcuts

3. Install and explore all prebuilt apps from the App Gallery in the APEX builder

4. Learn about how to build process-oriented apps using Flows for APEX

5. Watch some great sessions about APEX:

8. Enroll in the free APEX course from Oracle:
apex.oracle.com/en/learn/training

9. Engage with the APEX community online:
apex.world
apex.oracle.com/forum
twitter.com/search?q=orclapex
Follow various blogs using your favorite RSS client

10. Meet APEX developers personally at regional conferences:
ODTUG Kscope (USA/Canada)
DOAG APEX Connect (Germany)
NLOUG APEX World (Benelux)
DOAG Conference (Germany)

11. Events to stay in touch with APEX developers between the conferences:
APEX Meetup Groups

12. Gain/share more best practises:
PL/SQL: github.com/doag

If you are starting with APEX, but don't have any clue about what a database is, I suggest you have a look here: allthingsoracle.com/oracle-for-absolute-beginners-part-1-databases

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Flows for APEX 22.2

With Flows for APEX 22.2, there are many new features to explore. We have planned several sessions to give you an overview of these and to engage with the Flows for APEX team.

29-SEP 2022 16:00-17:00 CET
APEX Office Hours
https://apex.oracle.com/officehours
This session will be recorded and made available publicly on YouTube

04-OCT 2022 15:00-16:30 SGT / 08:00-09:30 CET
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpdOmrqzMuG9WUsQZ8CuVX3Z3g4gqXYTOu
More interactive session without recording for EMEA & Asia Pacific area

04-OCT 2022 10:00-11:30 EST / 16:00-17:30 CET
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkcuyoqzooE9AgXlfHYwtZfmyG7nFwK9fe
More interactive session without recording for EMEA & America area


Yours truly,

The Flows for APEX team

https://flowsforapex.org

Friday, February 4, 2022

Out now: Flows for APEX 22.1!

We are proud to announce the general availability of Flows for APEX 22.1. You can download a free copy of this open source software at https://flowsforapex.org.

Major new features of 22.1 include:

- declaratively sending an e-mail using the service task in BPMN

- support for repeating timers for non-interrupting boundary events

- timers supporting the Oracle date/interval format during modeling

- to prevent lost updates, we have introduced a "step key"

- the modeler having the Monaco text editor integrated

- APEX metadata being leveraged by the properties panel in the modeler

- support for a business rule task in BPMN

- an enhanced sample app "Expense Claims" to reflect most features of Flows for APEX 22.1

Have a look at the readme file in the software distribution to see a complete list of all enhancements.


To give you an overview of what is new in Flows for APEX 22.1 and how the upgrade path looks like, we invite everybody to join one of the following online sessions:

15-FEB 2022 15:00-16:30 SGT / 08:00-09:30 CET (EMEA/Asia Pacific area)

15-FEB 2022 12:00-13:30 EST / 18:00-19:30 CET (EMEA/America area)


You can register for these free sessions here:


EMEA/Asia Pacific area: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpdeivqDwoHtIIgAlf45zN8Gzy2u5YAfaa

EMEA/America area: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqf-qorj4jH9Xi52zSpQHSZzZvZB7f3lIf


Yours truly,

The Flows for APEX team

https://flowsforapex.org