Oracle Application Express 4.0, which released for production use a couple of weeks ago, is the most significant release to date and includes a number of new features and improvements – including a new plug-in architecture – to make the rapid development and maintenance of database-centric Web applications faster and easier. Remember, Oracle ! APEX is a supported feature of Oracle Database (10.2.0.3 and later), and can even be used with Express Edition!
For those that don’t know Oracle Application Express (Oracle APEX), let’s just say it is a rapid web application development tool for the Oracle database. Using only a web browser and limited programming experience, you can develop and deploy professional applications that are both fast and secure. Oracle APEX is a fully supported, no cost option of the Oracle database. Learn more …
You can now select to download “All languages” (for running Application Express in one of the translated languages) or English-only. The English-only version will still support translating the applications that you build into other languages. A major new feature is Plug-Ins that allow for the Application Express framework to be readily extended with custom item types, region types, processes and Dynamic Actions. Once defined, plug-in based components are created and maintained very much like standard Application Express components. Plug-ins enable developers to create highly customized components to enhance the functionality, appearance and user friendliness of their applications.
The latest release of Oracle Application Express dramatically reduces the time and complexity of building opportunistic, database centric, Web 2.0 applications. Read about all the new features including:
- Dynamic Actions
- Team Development
- Improved Charting with Gantts and Maps
- RESTful Web Service Support
- Enhanced Interactive Reports
- Improved Application Builder
- Better Themes
- and more
To view the new features in action, run the demonstration application.
Oracle Application Express Release 4.0 is available today for download from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN)
Αν θέλετε να ζήσετε την εμπειρία του Oracle Application Express 4.0, μπορείτε ελεύθερα να εγγραφείτε για έναν δωρεάν χώρο εργασίας στο http://apex.oracle.com, το οποίο παρέχει κατά μέσο όρο περίπου 600 νέες χώρους εργασίας την εβδομάδα οποιονδήποτε ενδιαφέρεται. Προφανώς το ενδιαφέρον για το APEX αυξάνεται καθημερινά.