New Features in Oracle Application Express Release 4.0
Plug-Ins: extend the development environment, enabling developers to incorporate custom components.
RESTful Web Services: enables integration with RESTful Web services via a declarative interface.
Websheets: provides a quick and simple way to integrate and share content and data on the Web.
Improved themes provide a modernized user interface that is compliant with XHTML and CSS standards.
Using only a Web browser, Oracle Application Express allows developers to rapidly build and deploy professional applications for Oracle Databases that are both fast and secure.
"Oracle Application Express is the primary custom development platform at General Healthcare Group (GHG),” said Marc Yaneza, Technology Director IT, General Healthcare Group. “Its speed of delivery and ease of use has given GHG an excellent, cost effective, scalable platform to get the right tailored applications delivered when required. We’re really looking forward to Oracle Application Express 4.0 where Dynamic Actions and the new reporting capabilities will provide a much richer user experience. Plug-Ins will also help us to technically streamline the way that we create, deliver and re-use custom code, increasing productivity.”
“At PINNACLE Software Corporation, a division of PAETEC Incorporated, we utilize Oracle Application Express to develop our enterprise class Service Lifecycle management software that is used to help IT organizations manage their service support and service delivery business operations,” said Dennis Vanill, Senior Manager Software Development, PAETEC. “We are eager to begin leveraging several of the new and enhanced features available within Oracle Application Express 4.0 designed to help facilitate larger team development. We are particularly excited about the ability to create dynamic actions and plug-ins to easily extend the functionality of the tool. Additionally, we hope to drive efficiencies within our development organization by leveraging the integrated project management, feedback and bug tracking features built inside the tool.”