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Apex 4.0 @ ODTUG 2009



This presentation was given at the Oracle Development Tools User Group conference in 2009.

This presentation was given at the Oracle Development Tools User Group conference in 2009.



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Apex 4.0 @ ODTUG 2009 Apex 4.0 @ ODTUG 2009 Presentation Transcript

  • <Insert Picture Here> Oracle Application Express 4.0
  • The following is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle. © 2009 Oracle Corporation
  • APEX 4.0 New Features • Websheets • Improved Charting • REST Web Services • Improved Application Builder • Improved Interactive Reports • Declarative Tabular Forms • AJAX Client-Side Validations • Improved Tree Controls • Improved Error Handling © 2009 Oracle Corporation
  • APEX 4.0 New Features • Dynamic Actions • Plug-Ins • Integrate jQuery and jQuery UI • Improved Item Properties • Additional Attributes • Textareas: Resizable • Combo Box (editable select list) • Javascript Date pickers © 2009 Oracle Corporation
  • Introducing Websheets • Editable data grid • Single point of truth • Multi-user data tracking • Designed for Business Users • No programming required • Multi-tenanted and self-service • Incorporates “sharing” model (ACL) • Includes validations, LOVs, column typing • Consolidates data within an Oracle Database © 2009 Oracle Corporation
  • Why Websheets • Designed so “anyone” can build & deploy web based data entry and reporting applications • Experienced APEX developers can develop even faster • Broadening the APEX Community • No need to create Tables, Triggers, Sequences • Simplified declarations: • Report layout • Form layout / List of values • Validations • ACL’s • “Builder” integrated with “Runtime” • Integrated attachments, tags, notes… © 2009 Oracle Corporation
  • APEX Applications vs Websheets APEX Applications Websheets Database Objects Created using SQL Automatically managed Workshop (APEX$ tables) Primary Key Triggers and sequences Automatically managed Management Validations Created using wizards Defined using runtime UI Report Layout Created using SQL Defined using runtime UI List of Values SQL or Static Defined using runtime UI Page Flow Controlled by branches Limited Form Layout Items and regions Column groups Look and Feel Themes and templates Basic control © 2009 Oracle Corporation
  • Improved Charting • New charting engine (AnyChart 5.1) = faster, better graphics and decreased rendering time • Support for Maps & Gantts • New Features: • Scrolling support • Interactive labels • Markers in legends • Multiple data markers • Context menu localization • All chart types can be combined within an interactive dashboard: Charts, gauges, maps, Gantt, etc. © 2009 Oracle Corporation
  • REST Web Services • Incorporating new declarative APEX component • Utilizes a simpler architecture than SOAP style Web services • Typically parameters are passed to a REST Web service as part of the URL and an XML document is returned • Many popular public Web services provided by Google, Yahoo, Amazon and PayPal use the REST architecture • Some Web Service providers use the REST architecture exclusively © 2009 Oracle Corporation
  • Improved Application Builder • New look and feel • Improved navigation • Improved Administration screens • IR’s everywhere • Integrated ‘Application Search’ capabilities © 2009 Oracle Corporation
  • Improved Interactive Reports • Integrated Report, Icon & Detail Views • Calendar Views • Inline Edit Hooks • Compound filter expressions • Email notifications • Group By • Saved Reports • Developer Supplied • Personal (Existing) • Shared • Download to searchable HTML • More granular printing capabilities © 2009 Oracle Corporation
  • Dynamic Actions • Provides a way to define client-side behavior declaratively within Application Express, without the need to know JavaScript • Simple Wizard to create • Select Page Item • Select Condition (e.g. equal to, greater than, is null, in list, JavaScript expression, etc.) • Enter value • Select Action (Show, Hide, Enable, Show Item Row) • Enter list of items • Add Condition (Optional) © 2009 Oracle Corporation
  • Plug-Ins • Easy way to enhance the existing built-in functionality of Oracle APEX with new item types, region types, dynamic actions, etc. • Developers use in similar fashion to native widgets • Wizard support and declarative setting of attributes • Included in APEX application export • By providing this plug-in system in APEX, we want to engage the APEX community to create a rich ecosystem around Oracle APEX © 2009 Oracle Corporation
  • Oracle APEX Listener • Java based • mod_plsql replacement • Support latest APEX releases • File system caching * • FOP transformations to PDF * • Improved file upload * • To be certified against Web Logic, Tomcat and OC4J • Extensible • Workload Capture * * Requires APEX 4.0 © 2009 Oracle Corporation
  • Teamspace - Packaged Application • First “professional grade” packaged application • Designed as collaborative environment enabling users to track tasks and events, share documents and links, and participate in discussion forums • Example of a rich Web 2.0 UI that can be built with Application Express • You can deconstruct it to learn how the user interface works or customize it for your organization © 2009 Oracle Corporation
  • APEX 4.0 Summary • Continues the APEX Vision • Express-ier • Declarative Web 2.0 Magic • Greater Extensibility © 2009 Oracle Corporation
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  • © 2009 Oracle Corporation