APEX 5.0 Page Designer: Meet the Widgets

One of the primary things I worked on for APEX 5.0 is Page Designer. There have been a number of presentations and blog posts about what it is, how to use it, and how it increases productivity. What I want to talk about here is what Page Designer is made of. Page Designer was a […]

APEX 5.0 and Keyboard Shortcuts

Today I’ll show you how to add keyboard shortcuts to your APEX 5.0 application so that pressing a key combination will navigate to a specific page. For example you could have Ctrl+Alt+D bring you to your “dashboard” page from any other page in your app.

APEX and Asynchronous Ajax

I rarely read the release notes because I’m in a hurry to get to the good stuff. APEX 5.0 has plenty of good stuff to get to but I want to call your attention to one release note in particular: “Deprecated Synchronous Ajax in Dynamic Actions” Earlier this year there was an interesting thread on […]

APEX 5.0 Icon List widget

[As of this writing, APEX 5.0 is only available as a pre-production version installed on apex.oracle.com and might change until it gets released.] There are so many new things in APEX 5.0 that it is difficult to decide where to start. So, for no particular reason, I’ll start with the icon list widget, which is […]

StringTemplate for JavaScript

About three weeks ago I announced on the StringTemplate discussion forum that I had updated my StringTemplate Standalone Tool (STST) to work with StringTemplate version 4. It has been a number of years since I have used StringTempalte and almost as many since I’ve programmed in Java. So why this return to StringTemplate and Java? […]

Scoring Rock Climbing Competitions

The last two years or so I have been very busy working on APEX 5.0. This is the main reason for not posting anything in so long. It’s not that I was so busy with work that I did nothing else, but just that I didn’t have the motivation to write. I should have plenty […]