Oracle Application Express

Statement of Direction

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Oracle Application Express is the native Web application development framework for the Oracle Database. Since its inception in February 2004 as a feature of Oracle Database 10g, Oracle Application Express has seen tremendous uptake, with hundreds of thousands of downloads, and thousands of customers with secure, scalable web applications deployed into production. Oracle Application Express is a standard database component of Oracle Database 11g and above. Oracle continues to invest in the development and support of Oracle Application Express and new versions of Application Express will be released approximately once a year. The following is a roadmap for the upcoming releases of Oracle Application Express.

Oracle Application Express 5.2

Oracle Application Express 5.2 will focus on both new features and enhancements to existing functionality, and is planned to incorporate the following:

  • Remote SQL Data Access ‐ Extend common components such as Interactive Grids, Classic Reports and Charts to interface with data stored in remote databases using ORDS and REST.
  • REST Service Consumption ‐ Provide declarative methods to define references to external REST APIs and generic JSON data feeds and to use these references as data sources for Interactive Grids, Reports and Forms.
  • Declarative App Features ‐ Introduce a new Create App Wizard that allows for adding components and app features to new and existing applications.
  • Interactive Grid enhancements ‐ Add additional reporting capabilities such as Group-By and Pivot, support for subscriptions and computations, flexible row height and general UI improvements.
  • Page Designer ‐ Provide client-side wizards for the creation of more complex components like Dynamic Actions, Forms and Shared Components, User interface improvements.
  • Upgrade Oracle JET and jQuery ‐ Adopt the most recent versions of the integrated JavaScript libraries to take advantage of new Data Visualizations such as Gantt charts and new Form widgets and controls.
  • New REST Workshop ‐ Provide declarative methods to support the development of ORDS enabled REST web services, taking advantage of the latest features and functionality of ORDS.
  • Packaged Applications ‐ Improved framework and enhancements to the packaged applications.

apex.oracle.com

apex.oracle.com is a no-hassle, hosted version of Oracle Application Express provided to Oracle Technology Network subscribers. Launched in June 2002, it provides a quick way to evaluate or experiment with Oracle Application Express, simply by signing up for a free workspace. The service is a tremendous success, with more than 20,000 workspaces currently active.
Note: that the apex.oracle.com environment is for demonstration purposes only. Deployment of production applications is prohibited.

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