This blog posts explains that with APEX 4.1 you not longer need to deal with the apex_application.g_f0x array (for the most part). You can now associate a validation/process to a tabular form and make use of some new variables and reference tabular form columns using bind syntax.
End users don't know how to communicate what developers need is diagnosing application bugs.
This blog shows a really simple way to allow your end users to submit feedback to you. The user only needs to enter 2 fields, but behind the scenes, APEX is collecting necessary data that will help you solve the issue.
When you build a web application you have two choices for the pages: they can either be public or protected. Mostly you will build applications using a combination of the two. Some pages will be publicly available, like the landing page of your application, but there will also be pages which are protected. Users need to login to the application to use these pages.
Yes, another ‘Top 10′ list is here! Yes, it’s lazy. But, I’m all about lazy, and just because it’s lazy and overdone, doesn’t mean it has no value. If you’re new here or if you have a hard time catching up with all of your favorite bloggers and news outlets, here are my most popular SQL Developer posts, based on traffic, of 2012
The attraction of APEX has increased tremendously with the recent launch of the Oracle Cloud. APEX already supported departmental development and deployment of business applications with minimal involvement from the IT department (only a database needed be made available). Positioned as the ideal replacement for MS Access, APEX probably has managed better to capture the eye of developers and was used for enterprise application development at least as much as for the kind of tactical applications that Oracle strategically positioned it for.
Joel Kallman elaborates on a change in behavior in APEX 4.2 related to the (maximim) size of textarea's. The property now effectively works. This can have an impact when migrating to 4.2. Joel gives some suggestions how you can deal with this feature. One of the options is using the 'compatibility mode'.
Blog post commenting on the Oracle Social Network Developer Challenge at OOW12 and the winning entry by Dimitri Gielis ans Martin D'Souza. They integrated APEX with OSN whereby the feedabck and bug submission of the users of an APEX application are communicated to the OSN Conversations via the public API.