I’m starting to like Oracle Application Express (APEX) more and more every day.
I have used APEX to build a dashboard to monitor and report on all Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) interfaces with external systems.
I am currently working on another dashboard for EBS concurrent programs. For that one I used APEX charts. They are really powerful and versatile. Here is a tutorial on how to use them.
The best thing of all, if you know SQL and PL/SQL you’ll be up to speed on APEX in no time.
Oracle recently published the Oracle Application Express statement of direction (SOD). I am very happy to see that Oracle continues to invest in the development and support of APEX and that new versions of APEX will be released annually.
In fact, the next new version will be 4.2 and according to the SOD, this upcoming version is planned to incorporate the following features:
Moreover, APEX is included (at no extra cost) with Oracle Database as a standard database component. Isn’t that sweet!
As further proof that Oracle is committed to improving APEX is that the Oracle Database Cloud Service is being built on the multi-tenant infrastructure of APEX, and APEX will be the standard development tool included with the Database Cloud Service.