Oracle Press Release

Oracle® Application Express Release 4.0 Now Available

Rapid Web Application Tool for Oracle Database Streamlines Development and Usability with Websheets and Dynamic Actions Features

Redwood Shores, CA – June 23, 2010

News Facts

To further streamline the development of database-centric Web applications, Oracle introduced Oracle® Application Express Release 4.0.
This latest release of Oracle Application Express helps reduce the time and complexity of building opportunistic Web 2.0 applications and reports.
Oracle Application Express is a feature included, at no additional cost, with all editions and releases of Oracle Database 11g.
Oracle Application Express Release 4.0 is available today for download from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN).

New Features in Oracle Application Express Release 4.0

New Dynamic Actions: allows developers to declaratively incorporate dynamic client-side processes, alleviating the need to learn JavaScript and AJAX to provide a robust Web 2.0 user experience.
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.

Supporting Quotes

"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.”

Supporting Resources

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