APEX 4.2 Early Adopters at the Ready!

By Andrew Archibald, Senior Consultant

Oracle have just announced early adopters version of APEX release 4.2

https://apexea.oracle.com/pls/apex

A whole host of new functionality has been added to APEX proving not only that Oracle are committed to pushing forward with APEX but also how great a tool it is. Some of the new functionality includes;

• a faster application builder wizard allowing for simple applications to be built very quickly
• enhanced charting using both flash charting and HTML5 charts
• use of HTML5 page items with new item types such as sliders and additional attributes

… plus many many more features!

Go to http://apex.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=38997:1 for more details.

The look and feel to the Application builder has also come on leaps and bounds and looks very impressive. Enhancements have also been made to the wizards allow for quicker generation of objects. Delivered with APEX 4.2 are the same applications available with the Oracle Cloud – these pre-built applications can easily be installed and come with demo data to allow you to quickly get started.

The new feature that excites me the most are the built in Mobile templates using jQuery mobile.

This now makes it easier for APEX application to be ‘mobile ready’ with little effort – simple reports and calendars are some of the features which are available to application developers. Combine the mobile templates with the HTML5 Charts means that APEX is now a superb tool for building enterprise applications for mobile devices.

Happy Application development!

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