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Apex and Application Contexts

My current project uses Oracle RLS (Row Level Security) to ensure each user can only see the data they're allowed to see. This has made a potentially very complex application very simple. My apex p...
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Grassroots Oracle: Using SQL to view APEX session state

Using SQL to view APEX session state information. Need access to APEX core tables.
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Getting and setting Apex page item values using $v(), $s(), $v2()

Getting and setting Apex page item values using $v(), $s(), $v2() | APEX | Scoop.it
The Apex JavaScript API has some very convenient functions to access the values of page items. For example, if you wante to access the contents of a text field with JavaScript, would would need to ...
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Using websockets in APEX for automatic refresh with nodejs

In my former post Using websockets in APEX for automatic refresh I explained how to implement a mechanism with an external websocketserver to push a refresh to an APEX page. It used Beaconpush. But...
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Oracle Application Express Listener 2.0 Released

Oracle Application Express Listener version 2.0 is now available for download. This release includes many new features including: Support for multi tenant/multiple database connections In earlier r...
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Tabular Form Validations And Processes Beyond APEX 4.0

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.

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Martin Giffy D'Souza on Oracle APEX: Session State Protection in Detail

Martin Giffy D'Souza on Oracle APEX: Session State Protection in Detail | APEX | Scoop.it

Session State Protection (SSP) can be confusing for new APEX developers and also difficult for senior APEX developers trying to explain it. This article will cover SSP in detail.

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Enabling Feedback - a must for every app

Enabling Feedback - a must for every app | APEX | Scoop.it

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.

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LDAP Authentication with APEX

LDAP Authentication with APEX | APEX | Scoop.it
Here is a quick tutorial on how to set up LDAP authentication with Oracle Application Express 4.1.1. Let’s assume that my LDAP server is ldap.mydomain.com on port 389. The ou group is “...
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Icons in Buttons - Theme 25 / Blue Responsive

Icons in Buttons - Theme 25 / Blue Responsive | APEX | Scoop.it
APEX 4.2 ships with a fully responsive application theme, Blue Responsive, often referred to by its numerical identifier, Theme 25. One really cool feature about this theme is that you can easily...
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Differences between Oracle APEX 4.1.1 and 4.2

Differences between Oracle APEX 4.1.1 and 4.2 | APEX | Scoop.it

Peter Raganitsch gives an interesting summary of the big changes in Oracle APEX 4.2 form a datamodel / view / API point of view.

Very exhaustive!

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Using APACHE ANT to build APEX projects.

Using APACHE ANT to build APEX projects. | APEX | Scoop.it

Interesting post by Doug Gault with an in-depth explanation on how you can use ANT in helping the automization of project-builds in an APEX envrionment.

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Apex 4, Dynamic Actions hands-on (Dutch-Only)

Apex 4, Dynamic Actions hands-on (Dutch-Only) | APEX | Scoop.it

Nice article explaining how you can create more 'direct actions' on the client side by the use of dynamic actions.

This article is in dutch only.

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Custom Authentication in APEX – All Things Oracle

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.

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Top 10 Most Popular Oracle SQL Developer Posts of 2012

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

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Managing APEX using APIs

Learn out to manage workspaces and applications from the SQL command line, using supplied APIs in APEX_APPLICATION_INSTALL.
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jQuery Mobile: The Concept of Linking Mobile Pages (1)

This article illustrates the concept of linking pages in jQuery Mobile (jQM). It is not a guide to show  how you should organise jQM pages

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The APEX of Business Value… or: the Business Value of APEX? Cloud takes Oracle APEX to new heights!

The APEX of Business Value…  or: the Business Value of APEX? Cloud takes Oracle APEX to new heights! | APEX | Scoop.it

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.

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To Flash or Not To Flash: Apex 4.2 answers the question.

To Flash or Not To Flash: Apex 4.2 answers the question. | APEX | Scoop.it
Apex 4.2 now includes HTML 5 charts which allow chart rendering on the many mobile devices that do not support Flash. In the chart settings you may be inclined to choose the Chart Rendering setting...
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Responsive Interactive Reports in Theme 25

Responsive Interactive Reports in Theme 25 | APEX | Scoop.it
Here’s a small snippet of CSS you can add to your pages in your Theme 25 based application to make Interactive Reports more responsive. I hope to be able to include this in the next APEX patch but...
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APEX 4.2 and Textareas

APEX 4.2 and Textareas | APEX | Scoop.it

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'.

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Moving your APEX app to the Oracle Cloud

Moving your APEX app to the Oracle Cloud | APEX | Scoop.it

Nice blog post by Dimitri Gielis explaining what it takes to put your APEX application on the public Oracle Database Cloud Service.

Especially the 'changes' you might need to apply to your existing applications are interesting!

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Oracle Social Network Developer Challenge: APEX-team wins

Oracle Social Network Developer Challenge: APEX-team wins | APEX | Scoop.it

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.

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