Wednesday 6 February 2008

Oracle APEX Builder Plugin

Oracle APEX Builder Plugin is a productivity and usability enhancement tool for the development evironment of Oracle Application Express (APEX).

It integrates with Firefox and Internet Explorer 6 & 7 to put a wealth of new features to your favourite development tool. The good news is, it's Open Source!

You get version 1.8 with :
  • Resizable Textareas;
  • Width Adjustment of Textareas;
  • Comment Anchor Highlighting;
  • "Set" Feature; (VERY POWERFUL)
  • Keyboard Shortcuts;
  • Background Image depending on Connection;
  • Seamless Integration of the ApexLib Framework (see previous post).
Get it here...

Have you found your JoikuSpot ?

JoikuSpot is a free mobile software solution that turns Nokia Smartphones to WLAN HotSpots.

JoikuSpot software is installed directly to the phone. When switched on, laptops and ipods can establish instant and fast wireless internet connection via smartphone's JoikuSpot access point using phone's own 3G internet connection.

Multiple devices can connect to JoikuSpot in parallel and seamlessly share the same 3G internet connection. JoikuSpot acts thus as an internet gateway to external WLAN devices.

Get it here

Beware...your bills may increase if you use have been warned. It is not my fault if you let every man and his dog access the web using your mobile contract.

Tuesday 5 February 2008

Apexlib : "the" development framework for APEX

Apexlib is "the" development framework for the Oracle web development environment APEX (Oracle Application Express).
The framework makes use of the APEX repository, where all the information about the application is stored.
It enhances APEX by providing different new functionality which APEX currently doesn't offer. For example:

  • Cascading Lovs (select lists and popup lovs) which use AJAX, so that no page roundtrip has to be done.
  • Out-of-the-box Browser validation
  • Access layer for tabular forms to handle the Apex_Application.g_fxx arrays
  • Replacement of the APEX error page, to show the error as inline error message in the calling page and to highlight the column cell which has an error.
    and so on...

Get it and get it now :-)

Oh yeah...get it here

Tuesday 22 January 2008

APEX 102 : Handy APEX app for javascript junkies

Came across a post on Andrew Tulley's APEX blog which pointed me at an APEX application which shows details of the all of the javascript functions available in the htmldb_html_elements.js library.

Nice to be able to search through these and get a little explanation about what they do.

Thanks Andrew and whoever created the APEX application.

Andrew's APEX blog can be found at