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 …

The trouble with DBMS_XPLAN…

Doug Gault DATABASE, PERFORMANCE 2 Comments

As some of you may know, I used to be the Product Development Director for Hotsos. Part of my job entailed work the Laredo product, which helps identify potentials performance problem areas when making changes to your database structure, indexes, statistics, init parameters, etc. Recently I was called back in on a particularly sticky problem that one of their customers …

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 …

Carl Bacskstrom

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I did not know Carl personally as I only met him once or twice, but I have dealt with him via e-mail and online for quite some time. His loss is tragic and he will be sorely missed by the Oracle and APEX Community. All of our thoughts are with his family.

Invited to present at the 2008 ODTUG APEX Exposed training event.

Doug Gault APEX 1 Comment

Well, it’s official… I’ll be presenting “Performance Tuning APEX Applications” at the APEX EXPOSED event. I’m in the process of updating the presentation based on feedback from audiences and friends who have seen the presentation, so if you have any favorite APEX performance tuning tips, please let me know. I’ll give full credit in the presentation to those that submitted …

A very interesting Open question on Oracle Mix

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José Carlos Monteiro posed a question on Oracle Mix that I would really love to see some answers to. His question was… Please, can you describe here in Oracle Mix your current working environment for APEX solutions, from Development stage to Production stage? I’m looking for answers about: Version Control Configuration Management Continuous Integration & Build Unit Testing Functional Testing …

My Performance Tuning Presentation up for vote on Oracle Mix.(SHAMELESS PLUG)

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As has been mentioned by Carl, Dimitri and many others, there is a vote going on at Oracle Mix to help decide what presentations and sessions YOU would like to see at Oracle Open World. I’ve posted a presentation I’ve written on Performance Tuning ApEx Applications, so if you would like to see that at Open World then, please vote …

Add my name to the blog role.

Doug Gault PERSONAL 2 Comments

Well, I’ve finally succumbed to peer pressure. I’ve been getting hounded by many and varied people to join the infamous blogosphere and splat my thoughts and opinions out on the web for everyone to see. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m a big fan of blogs, and read and/or monitor many blogs every day (see my Blog List to the …