The OGh Oracle APEX World 2015 was an interesting event, entirely focussed on Oracle Application Express (APEX), with lots of information about APEX 5 and APEX related software. The location, on board the ss Rotterdam, was great. Sometimes it felt more like a reunion with former colleagues and co-workers. But of course there was still lots of information and new ideas to be inspired by. In this blog a resume of some of the presentations:
SOA Suite and APEX – Best of both worlds
The speaker of this presentation stated that there is no real user interface for SOA Suite. In most cases ADF is used for that, but why not APEX? You can do Webservice calls from within APEX (Shared Components – Webservice References) and present the response in a region. The speaker made a testcase to prove it can be done.
Migration Forms to APEX
Speakers presented their project to migrate a Forms application to APEX. I expected something of a export/import tool with which the new APEXapplication can be generated (or at least made a jumpstart). So we were a little disappointed to see none of that. Instead they just developed a whole new APEX application, based on an analysis of the old Forms application. So no migration, just another rebuild (But a nice one nevertheless).
Spotlight on the smaller features of APEX 5
The new APEX 5.0 version has numerous of interesting features and functional improvements. Speaker of this presentation explained some of them and illustrated them with examples. Very useful.
An interesting day at a spectacular location where we learned a lot of new useful features and techniques in APEX5 and an excellent opportunity to expand our network.