Saturday, June 30, 2012

Kscope '12 and the Rodeo Special Event

Just arrived back home in New York after a great week at the ODTUG Kscope ’12 conference in San Antonio, TX. It was great meeting many members of our ever growing APEX community again, seeing several outstanding presentations on APEX and other topics and being able to present to our customers what’s new in Oracle Application Express 4.2 and introducing the mobile features we’ve been working on over the past couple of month.

If you've been to our sessions and want to try out for yourself what's new, or if you're just curious what APEX is all about, please sign up for our Early Adopters hosted site at: 

And thank you Kscope for organizing yet another amazing special event Wednesday night, I truly enjoyed the Rodeo, certainly something you don’t see every day in New York City. I’ve put together a few scenes of the event and loaded the up on YouTube, please check out the video here:

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Application Express 4.2 Early Adopter and Kscope 12

Today we released the first Early Adopter version of Oracle Application Express 4.2 – right in time for ODTUG KScope12. You can sign up and give it a try:

One of our focus areas in this release of course has been Mobile. And while we’re still actively developing many of the new features in APEX 4.2, you’ll find that you can already build pretty nice looking and usable mobile applications.

With KScope starting this weekend, I thought what better way to illustrate some of the capabilities in APEX 4.2, than to publish a very simple KScope scheduler, highlighting the sessions that are going to be presented by members of the Oracle Application Express development team:

I recommend opening this link on your mobile phone. And if you’re reading my Blog on your desktop (people still use those?), then here’s a handy QR code to save you the hassle of typing in the URL:
I list all the sessions with a simple search box and you can also drill down by presenter, or day. And if you feel like letting us know that you’ll be attending some of these sessions, feel free to leave you name and email for your session(s) of choice.

And lastly, you may have noticed I felt a bit inspired by the conference location, and colorized my app accordingly. If you’re building you apps with the APEX 4.2 EA, you’ll find you currently only have a choice of blue with different shades of gray. But jQuery Mobile offers very easy ways to customize your look & feel to your or your users’ taste. So if you want to learn more about that, and want to see mobile development in APEX 4.2 in action, stop by my session on Wednesday at 9:45am: