When developing mobile applications with APEX 4.2 you’ll find the developer toolbar on the page bottom is missing.
This can be a little bit annoying when investigating misbehaving applications. Oracle recognizes this as Issue 14749955 with the workaround to access the toolbar functions through a desktop page…
Oracle Application Express Release 4.2.1.00.08 was released on December 14, 2012. A good oportunity to take a look behind the scenes and see what actually changed.
If you are coming from APEX 4.0 (or older) read the Posts about the differences in Oracle APEX 4.1 and the Patchset 4.1.1 and the changed things in APEX 4.2 at first.
Having used Oracle APEX since its first appearance on the Early Adopter Platform I finally got my hands on the real thing and installed in on my test-system.
This Post tries to give you a summary of the big changes in Oracle APEX 4.2 (compared to 4.1.1) from a datamodel/view/API Point of view.
If you are coming from APEX 4.0 (or older) read the Posts about the differences in Oracle APEX 4.1 and the Patchset 4.1.1 at first.