Friday, March 21, 2008

APEX Advanced Training in Germany - a success!

We (Denes Kubicek, Patrick Wolf and Dietmar Aust) finally held our first APEX Advanced Training in Germany.

The class was quickly booked out having 30 participants. It was a true success judging by the feedback from the participants. And we truly enjoyed it, too.

The class covered the complete life cycle of an APEX project, starting with the analysis and planning, design, indepth coverage of the implementation, PDF reporting alternatives, forms, reports, tabular forms, AJAX, Javascript and ended with the deployment, change propagation and administration.

We also covered the ApexLib framework and other extensions as well as our favourite tools we work with. It was the essence of all the lessons we have learned in our previous projects delivering successful and scalable APEX solutions.

During the evenings we joined the group for another hands-on session from 7-9 pm. They were given the opportunity to discuss the samples of the class as well as their problems in their current projects. This opportunity and the extensive sample application was perceived as a big plus of the class.

We were especially happy to have Carsten Czarski from Oracle join us with a presentation. He was talking about the various possibilities to leverage the Oracle database features in APEX applications, i.e. XML, web services, Oracle Text and Analytic Functions. He also talked about the current release 3.1 of APEX as well as the upcoming features in 4.0.

We will shortly announce the next training which will be held in June in Munich.


Sunday, March 02, 2008

APEX 3.1 released!

Finally, the much anticipated release of APEX 3.1 has hit the streets!

You can download it here.

Make sure to check out the new features list and the sample application showcasing the new features.

Also, there are three more Oracle by Examples tutorials specific to release 3.1.