The blog aggregators and RSS feeds are bursting at the seams today with news of the 11g download on OTN. Like lots of others I first spotted the news on Eddie Awads blog (link to the original article here), I don’t know how he manages it, but Eddie usually manages to be amongst the first (if not *the* first) to blog about scoops like this, so thank you Eddie, otherwise I would have waited a few more hours before noticing it!
So, like everyone else who has been waiting for this, I grabbed the download and ran through it to check it out. So far I’ve obviously only scratched the surface of all the new 11g goodness, but I had an ulterior motive….because out of every screen during the installation I was looking for this one:
How cool is that? Application Express is now installed as part of the 11g installation. No longer do you have to go off and download it yourself, it’s there, pre-installed and ready to use in 11g. This is going to open up a potentially *huge* market for APEX of companies and people who weren’t even aware of what APEX is, but now that it is pre-installed it is there for them to use (and love using!).
Another huge leap forward for Application Express!