Posted by Hafed | Posted in apex(htmldb), oracle | Posted on 26-11-2010
This past tuesday Nov 23, 2010 we had Mr David Peake, APEX product manager, over here in Montreal giving us a presentation on the new features available in APEX 4.X.
Some of the features that were highlighted:
- APEX Plugins: how they can extend functionnalities in APEX. David mentionned there are a number of plugins already available but APEX developers should be writing more. It should be noted that APEX plugins are written in PL/SQL.
- Web services: an area where we should be expecting further improvement. Currently, REST web services are favored by the web community.
- Oracle APEX Listener.
- Websheets: it is not clear what directions the APEX team is taking with websheets. These are pages implemented in a wiki fashion but David stressed that they are not aiming for a wiki-like usage.
On my side, the main point that got me really interested in is getting websheets to do things similar to Lotus Notes as I explained in this old post.
Overall, it was a nice event organized by Oragec.