Using APACHE ANT to build APEX projects.

Doug Gault APEX 2 Comments

At Oracle Open World 2012, Scott Spendolini and I did a presentation entitled “Developing Commercial APEX Applications”. One of the topics that seemed to get a lot of attention and a number of questions was automating our build process using ANT. Several people requested a copy of the ANT script, so instead of sending it out individually, I’ve decided to …

‘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 …

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 …

ODTUG Kaleidoscope – The countdown begins…

Doug Gault PERSONAL 2 Comments

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 …

JavaScript and Dates.

Doug Gault APEX 2 Comments

If you’ve ever tried to work with date manipulation and formatting in JavaScript, then you know what a hassle it can be. While trying to solve a particularly itchy problem with dates, I ran across this post by Steven Levithan that everyone should be aware of. He’s put together a very nice little Java Script library that lets you format …

ApExPOSED 2008 – T-1 day and counting or “Don’t mock the afflicted…They suffer so!”

Doug Gault PERFORMANCE, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

I’m sitting in the lobby of the Chicago O’Hare Wyndham hotel, waiting for the receptionist to signal that my room has been cleaned and is ready for occupancy. In the mean time I thought I would have a little rant about bus drivers. I have noticed that, an inordinate amount of the time, shuttle bus drivers share a particularly obscure …