Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Out Now!! Application Express 3.2.1

The Oracle Application Express 3.2.1 patch set is now available for download and provides not only fixes to the following bugs, but also some additional functionality and considerations as summarised by Joel and detailed in the patch set notes.

You can get hold of it by either:
  • Downloading the full version from OTN.

  • Download the patch set 8548651 from METALINK.

If you're upgrading from any APEX version pre-3.2, then you'll need to use the full OTN release. Otherwise if you're upgrading from 3.2, then you only need the patch set.

Also in this patch set, we have included an additional documentation chapter, entitled Accessibility in Oracle Application Express. This aims to provide information for users who are accessing Oracle Application Express utilizing only a keyboard or Freedom Scientific's screen reader JAWS. It details the current accessibility issues in APEX and shows workarounds where they are possible. (We hope to address a number of these issues in APEX 4.0.)

I would be very interested to hear from anyone who uses APEX with keyboard only, screen reader or other assistive technology to get feedback on how we can hopefully get better at being accessible to our users with disabilities. Also if you use APEX to build applications that have strict accessibility requirements and have feedback on your experiences then I would love to hear from you also.

Please drop me an email at the email address in my profile if you would like to talk about this.


Wednesday, 1 July 2009

OTNs APEX Developer Competition 2009

Are you the...

  ...travelling type?  Fancy winning a free ticket for Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco (October 11 - 15) to meet with like minded APEX enthusiasts and learn more about APEX and other Oracle technology?

Or maybe more the...

  ...bragging type?  How would the words 'Oracle Application Express Developer Competition Winner 2009' look on your CV? It does have a certain ring to it, don't you think?

Or even the...

  ...academic type?   What about the prospect of furthering your understanding of APEX by paging through your winning copy of 'Pro Oracle Application Express'?

Whatever your reasons, enter the OTN 'Oracle Application Express Developer Competition 2009' by submitting an APEX application that stands out from the crowd and you could be in with the opportunity of winning one of these great prizes or accolades!

For more information, including submission guidelines, all important judging criteria and registration details, please visit the OTN page and David Peake's related post. Entries close 24 August, 2009.

Good luck!

Thursday, 22 January 2009

APEX SIG in the UK - Finally!

So after much discussion and a lot of hard work from Justin Hudd from e-DBA, the 1st APEX SIG event in the UK is now officially going ahead and booked for February 13th at the Oracle City Office in London. The agenda is as follows:
Then the usual post event drinks at a nearby drinkery.

If your interested in coming along then you'll need to register for the event via the website. Pricing varies on the following:
  • If you are already a member of UKOUG then it's free to attend (and you can buy additional places at the members rate of £80 plus VAT for colleagues).
  • If you are not a member then they have setup a non-member rate of £160 plus VAT.
There are only 55 places available so attendance is limited.

Hopefully see you there!