Monday, July 28, 2008

APEXposed 2008 - Coming to Chicago this October

In case you haven't heard the news, ODTUG & Sumner Technologies, LLC are proud to announce APEXposed 2008




What's just as exciting as the conference itself is that we're teaming up with Steven Feuerstein's OPP PL/SQL conference to offer two conferences in one!  Thus, one registration fee gets you into both conferences, so you can mix and match sessions as you please.  So not only will you get to hear from some of the best minds in the APEX community, but you'll also be able to see some of the best minds in the PL/SQL community, such as Stephen himself, Brynn Llewellyn and Dr. Paul Dorsey.


In addition to the technical sessions, Oracle will also be demonstrating and discussing new features in SQL Developer including the new Data Modeling component that was mentioned at ODTUG.  We'll also be hosting a special event on Wednesday evening - details to be posted soon.

You can register for both conferences here:  http://www.odtugapextraining.com/register.htm

Twenty-Seven APEX presentations @ OOW 2008

The numbers are in, and it looks like that there will be 27 APEX-related sessions at OpenWorld this year!

Sure, you could use the requisite Schedule Builder to search for all of them...  But a way cooler (and easier) way would be to use the APEX Interactive Reports-based version, which can be found here:  http://apex.oracle.com/pls/otn/f?p=338:1

According to David Peake, he will keep the "Seats Remaining" portion up to date.

Oracle Marketing Oracle APEX

I've just seen the first Oracle APEX advertisement from Oracle in the wild!  Point your browsers at http://odtug.com and check out the banner ad (you may have to reload a couple of times to catch it).  For those too lazy to check, here's a screen shot:


Clicking on it will tell a quick and compelling story that, well - just click on it and see for yourself! :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Oracle July 2008 Critical Patch Update

Oracle announced the details for its July 2008 Critical Patch Update today, and the good news is that there are no issues with APEX!

Of course that doesn't mean to ignore it entirely - it's always a good practice to review these and then apply them as deemed necessary.

New APEX Hosting Provider

It seems as if there is another entry into the APEX Hosting Provider space.

MaxApex is offering APEX hosting with five pre-configured plans:
  • Free
  • Starter
  • Standard
  • Professional
  • Enterprise
Details of each can be found on their site.

It's good to see more companies getting into this space, as there is definitely more APEX applications being developed these days, and a lot of them will need a place to call home.