‘Growl’ style notification messages for APEX

Doug Gault APEX 6 Comments

A question was asked in this thread on the APEX forums that got me itching to do a science experiment. The basic question was this: “Is it possible to produce ‘Growl’ style notifications in place of the standard APEX Success and Failure messages?” In short the answer is an unequivocal ‘Yes’, and here’s how: First, unless you’re a JavaScript whiz …

Oracle Author Podcast.

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I recently had the pleasure of co-authoring the APress book, Beginning Oracle Application Express 4. It was both a trying and rewarding experience, but I’m glad I did it. A couple weeks ago I also participated in creating a Podcast about the book.  Here’s some information about it… A conversation with Patrick Cimolini, Martin D’Souza, and Doug Gault; Authors of …

APEX 4.1 Early Adopter Available.

Doug Gault APEX 1 Comment

The APEX team has once again surpassed expectations and has released the Early Adopter version or APEX 4.1 on http://tryaxpexnow.com. A list of what’s new appears in the Feature Description application, but both Joel Kallman and David Peake warn that there is likely to be more in the final production release. After having a look at the features, here are …

Beginning Oracle Application Express 4

Doug Gault APEX 8 Comments

That’s the title of the book I’ve agreed to write for APRESS, or at least the working title. The book will be aimed at new comers to Application Express, introducing them to the environment via the development of a full system and using as many of the new features as possible. However, I’m hoping that it will be useful for …

Refreshing Flash Charts with AJAX.

Doug Gault APEX 9 Comments

NOTE: This post makes use of internal APEX JavaScript that is not part of the standard public API’s. Therefore it is likely not supported, so use at your own risk! ————————– Yesterday, I ran across this post on the OTN APEX Forums. The problem was basically this. Say you have a chart which you want to refresh each time someone …

Headed to RMOUG

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All my bags are packed, and ready to go…. IN about 2 hours I’ll be stepping out the door to head to the Rocky Mountain Oracle user Group (RMOUG). Both Scott Spendolini and I will be presenting there on behalf of Sumneva. Scott will be presenting Troubleshooting Oracle Apex on Tuesday, and I’ll be presenting Performance Tuning APEX Applications and …

All Change Please…

Doug Gault PERSONAL 2 Comments

As I mentioned in my last post, on June 1, 2009 I joined the team at Sumner Technologies. Since then, Scott Spendolini and I have been working on Sumner’s portfolio to broaden the scope of what we’re offering. New items include SumnerPrint, a PL/SQL-based solution that allows you to easily print APEX reports to PDF, HTML and XLS, and SumnerFramework, …

ODTUG Kaleidoscope – The countdown begins…

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As many of you know, ODTUG Kaleidoscope runs from June 21-25 in Monterey, California. Topics covered will range from Essbase and Hyperion, BI and Data Warehousing, SOA, BPM to my favorite, Application Express. This year there are over 40+ APEX related presentations, a number of which will be presented by Oracle ACE and ACE DIRECTORS. Pretty exciting stuff if you’re …