Oracle Application Express 5.1 is a great leap forward in end user productivity and introduces powerful new declarative features, enabling you to develop, design and deploy beautiful, responsive, database-driven desktop and mobile applications using only a browser.
"At Insum, we are very excited with the upcoming APEX 5.1 release. The new declarative Master-Detail-Detail capabilities, possible using the new Interactive Grid, will greatly assist many of our clients convert legacy applications to Oracle Application Express. I am not even mentioning the hundreds of new improvements that the APEX team delivers with each new release" said Francis Mignault, co-founder, CTO, Insum Solutions.
"Oracle Application Express will allow you to build any data-driven web application with less effort as compared to traditional programming languages. The added Interactive Grid component in APEX 5.1 will extend the capabilities of Application Express, thereby covering even the most complex requirements for dialogs out-of-the-box. I therefore foresee a great uptake of customers that will migrate their legacy apps to Application Express" said Niels de Bruijn, Business Unit Manager and Oracle Ace Director, MT AG, Germany.
Interactive Grid is a rich, client-side region type that allows rapid editing of multiple rows of data in a dynamic, JSON-enabled grid. Interactive Grid combines the best features from both Interactive Reports and Tabular Forms. From a functional perspective, an Interactive Grid includes the majority of customization capabilities available in Interactive Reports, plus the ability to resize columns and rearrange the column order directly in the report using drag and drop. You can create both read-only and editable Interactive Grids. In an editable Interactive Grid, users can add, modify, and delete data directly on the page. Built using modern guidelines and techniques, this new component of Application Express provides outstanding keyboard support and usability. Existing tabular forms can be migrated to Interactive Grids using the Upgrade Application wizard.
Application Express 5.1 builds on the success of the Universal Theme and introduces new templates, theme styles and Live Template Options. Universal Theme has been streamlined and features improved design and UI throughout all of its components.
In Oracle Application Express 5.1, wizards have been streamlined with smarter defaults and fewer steps, enabling developers to create components quicker than ever before.
Oracle Application Express 5.1 includes enhancements to all existing productivity and sample apps, and also introduces three new productivity apps - Competitive Analysis, Quick SQL and REST Client Assistant:
Improvements have been made to all of the Sample and Productivity apps, capitalizing on the new functionality of Oracle Application Express 5.1. The Sample Charts app has been completely revamped to showcase the all new Oracle JET Charts and is an outstanding demonstration of the data visualization capabilities in Oracle Application Express 5.1. The Sample Master-Detail app now highlights the different ways related tables can be displayed using a marquee page or different combinations of Interactive Grids. This release also includes three new Sample apps: Sample Interactive Grids, Sample Projects, and Sample REST Services:
There are numerous improvements to Calendar in this release: