ODTUG APEX Plug-In Competition

As Martin has already announced, there is a very exciting APEX Plugin Competition hosted by ODTUG. Here’s the official announcement (taken from the ODTUG page): ODTUG is holding its first ever world wide APEX Plug-ins competition! This is your opportunity to write an APEX plug-in and have it viewed by the entire international APEX community and […]

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APEX Quiz

APEX Quizzes Start on 18 June 2011 With the growing popularity and usage of Oracle Application Express, we are very excited to announce a new weekly Oracle APEX quiz launching on Saturday, 18th June. Weekly quizzes start on Saturday and end on Friday at midnight (UTC). We have been deeply involved in the development (and […]

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APEX 4.0 released

APEX 4.0 just got released, this is the BIG one for APEX developers, we’ve been anxiously awaiting the release (and a few bets have been known to placed on when exactly it would be released!). More information is available on Joels blog, and you can download APEX 4.0 as always from the main OTN APEX […]

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PL/SQL Challenge – Goes Live!

The PL/SQL Challenge website has just gone live! If you haven’t heard about it yet, it’s a website where you can pit your wits against a daily question by none other than Steven Feuerstein (yes that Steven Feuerstein!) and Finn Ellebaek Nielsen. Wait it’s even cooler than that, you can win cash (and other!) prizes […]

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Views and Order By

Developers like views…they can simplify things and hide (protect us from) underlying complexity. For example, would you rather write the query – [sourcecode language="sql"] SELECT ename, department_name FROM emp_vw [/sourcecode] or [sourcecode language="sql"] SELECT e.ename, d.dname FROM emp e, dept d WHERE e.deptno = d.deptno; [/sourcecode] It’s a rhetorical question so please don’t say “I […]

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