Of Multiple screens and Mac Menus

Doug Gault PERSONAL, Uncategorized 1 Comment

Those who know me probably know I’ve been a Mac convert for a number of years. At home I have several Macs for various purposes, but at work I have a MacBook Air and a 27″ Cinema Display that I use to do most of my work. I’ve always had a problem with the fact that the Mac menu bar …

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 …

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 11 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 …