Using Oracle JET from APEX

This post contains statements about possible future functionality. These are not official statements. They are speculative, subject to change, and should not be relied upon. Reading svenweller’s recent article Integrate Oracle JET into Apex 5.0 got me thinking about this topic. I’m very busy working on Interactive Grid in APEX 5.1 right now but this […]

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 […]

Angular, Bindings and Templates

I recently watched a video about a cool new technology called <angular/>. It looks like a great way to create web applications. It caught my attention because I saw in it some parallels with some of my recent writings and what I am currently working on. The video was very good but in the beginning […]

CSS Sprites vs. High Contrast Mode

Using positioned background images (a.k.a CSS Sprites) has a number of benefits: Performance. One of the performance recommendations made by Yahoo’s performance team is to reduce HTTP requests. One way to do this is using the CSS Sprite technique — combining many images into a single background image. Skin-ability. With the img tag the image […]

IE8 has strange rules for showing focus

While working on some accessible UI widgets I found strange behavior in IE8 related to when it does or doesn’t show the focus outline around an element that has focus. When you use the focus method to set focus to a focusable element the expectation is that, in the absence of css rules to the […]