A few years ago it was deemed state-of-the-art to store any kind of extra resources (images, css/js-files) directly on the webserver.
Of course this was just the best-practice, left with many who were not able to follow because of company restrictions: no access to web server, not allowed to store files, too many regulations, and so on.
Luckily APEX 5++ gave us nicely working Static Application Files and Static Workspace Files. Now everyone is using those to store extra files.
I love to go to Oracle meetings, conferences, trainings, and all that. Why? I actually like my job and I want to get better at it. Also I’m very lazy and always look for shortcuts and easier ways to do things. Continue reading
For my little Webserver Logfile Analysis project I had to solve the problem of how to stream data from a flat file into a relational datamodel in my target database.
Since I used NodeJS in several projects over the past years, it came to my mind at first. On a second thought and by consulting some friends another, easier, solution materialized:
This requirement pops up every now and then, time to put it in a blogpost so I can find it myself again when needed :-)
In various integration scenarios it is required to have users swiftly move between applications written in various technologies. This is very common for legacy Forms applications where some functionality is moved to APEX. From the Forms menu one entry could open a Form, another one an APEX page.
Yesterday I put a question on twitter, to find out what others prefer: table names using singular or plural form. I expected one or two replies, not an avalanche :-)
Just a quick note: I’ll be holding a 1-day APEX training class on April 21st in Vienna, Austria.
In this training I’ll teach you how to debug your APEX applications, how to find problems and bugs and how to speed up your application.
Interested? Go here and sign up: http://www.aoug.at/Event/413
In the last post I showed how you can upload a custom theme to the instance repository so that all your developers can choose that theme within the create application wizard. And more importantly, subscribe that theme from the theme repository.
Now the next question is how to update that public theme so that all applications can inherit the changes. Continue reading
The Universal Theme introduced with APEX 5 is immensly good looking and comes with a powerful Theme Roller to customize it.
With that new theme most, if not all, older themes are obsolete.
That leaves us just with a few corporate designs which can’t (or don’t want to) be replaced by the UT.
Now ideally you want your developers to use that custom theme in all applications and also subscribe to that. Continue reading
Are you in Vienna/Austria on February 25th 2016 and interested in APEX?
Then you have to come and join us at the “APEX in the Cloud Day” – reserve your seat right away!
Last year was very eventful at FOEX, which kept me occupied and kept me from blogging. Thankfully I managed to attend a few conferences and stay in touch with the community through Twitter and Slack on apex.world.
FOEX is growing a lot and needed a new website design, so we had a brainstorming meeting and decided to again build it in APEX.
Last week we finally decided everything for the website was ready (as much as possible) and we released it. Please go to www.tryfoexnow.com and tell me if you like it.
In this post I want to give some background info how we built it and why we decided to do it this way.