New APEX conference: APEX Alpe Adria

During the recent SIOUG and HrOUG conferences past October, my friends Dario Bilić, Aljaž Mali and Dietmar Gabauer had a great Idea: why not establish a proper APEX conference for our neighborly region?

As soon as Dietmar returned to our office after the conferences, we set up a meeting with Dario and Aljaž and instantly agreed that we want to do this.

Our goal is to have a first class APEX conference, with top speakers from abroad and from the neighborhood. All that for a minimum cost. This conference should be accessible for every APEX fan in the region, even if they are not sponsored by their respective bosses and pay everything out of their own pocket.

There it is: April 20, 2018, will feature the first APEX Alpe Adria conference in Graz, Austria.

We picked Graz as first location as it is fairly easy to reach from a number of surrounding countries. So no matter if you want to come by plane, train, bus, or car, everyone will be able to get a connection.

Call for Papers is still open until January 9th, but we already pre-confirmed two top speakers: Patrick Wolf and Joel Kallman from the Oracle APEX Development Team.

I want to encourage all APEX speakers from anywhere in or around the Adriatic region to submit an abstract to this conference. Together we can provide a fantastic lineup and and interesting program.
We would like to see submissions from Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Austria, Bosnia, Switzerland, and everyone else who wants to visit a beautiful town and be part of the best APEX conference in the region.

Lots of fun, a great community and new friends are guaranteed.

Did I mention the low cost of just EUR 30,- for the Early Bird tickets? Go and get your ticket right now, there is a limited number available.

 

Oracle APEX Events in Vienna/Austria

In my Opinion Vienna (Austria) is growing into one of the most important Places for APEX Enthusiasts to be. Not only are 2 Developers of the international APEX Development Team situated in Vienna (Patrick and Chris), but also is there a growing number of Events, Workshops and APEX Users (as Developer or as End User) in the local APEX Community. Continue reading

Follow Up to APEX for Mobile Development Webinar

Two weeks ago my Webinar on APEX for Mobile Phones took place with many interested attendees. If you missed the webinar, you can view the recording over here.

With this post i give you a listing of links to all ressources mentioned in the webinar, as well as some F.A.Q. regarding mobile on APEX.

There will also be information on a 1-day training on mobile Applications with Oracle APEX, given by me in Oct 2011.

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mobile for APEX 4.1 AND below

There is a lot of confusion going on about Oracle APEX support for mobile Phones (mobile Web-Applications).

Yesterday started Kscope 2011 with some very interesting presentations and a load of Twitter messages following that. Continue reading

Create a mobile Theme for Oracle APEX

This is Article #2 in my series about Oracle APEX on mobile Devices.

If you haven’t read the first one, please do so now.

This Article is based on the current release of Oracle APEX 4.0.2.00.07, but should also work on APEX 3.x and 4.1.
With Oracle APEX 4.1 and later there will be more options and possibilities which let you create an even better mobile Application, more to that in a later Article in this series.

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Create better XLIFF Files for Oracle APEX Translations

One of the many good things about Oracle APEX is the builtin capability to create multilingual Applications. It gives you a set of tools to translate your Application and provide it in multiple languages at the same time.

One of the Key Components of this Translation Mechanism is the creation of an XLIFF File. This File contains all text strings of your Application (that is all your UI Strings, not your Data) and from which to which language it should be translated.

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mobile Oracle APEX on your smartphone

Going mobile is one of the hot topics at the moment. Everyone has a smartphone with internet connection and a browser. Some prefer brand A against brand B, but that’s just a personal preference. It doesn’t really change a thing.

You want to join the crowd and provide a mobile interface for your APEX Application? Nothing easier than that!

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Expandable two column Form in APEX

When you create a Form page with the APEX Wizard it puts all the fields in just one column which can create a very long page.

This can reduce the use experience and usability a lot.

Sometimes it is a better way to put the fields in two (maybe three) columns and present them all on one screen. This gives the user the benefit of seeing all the information at once. Continue reading