APEX SPECIAL SERIES is back in 2023!

After the first introduction in 2017, APEX SPECIAL SERIES has now reached the community members within the APAC Region and beyond focusing on Oracle APEX Technology with an aim to create a strong platform for experience and knowledge exchange amongst us all.

Workshops and free webinars with renowned Oracle APEX Experts targeted at audience of all levels will be no exception this year.

Series starts in April 2023 and will continue monthly throughout the year focusing on your favourite low code tool, Oracle APEX, covering all levels of expertise, from beginners to experts.

The line up of great speakers starts with Toufiq Mohammed, Kai Donato, Carsten Czarski, Ed Jones, Menno Hoogendijk, Florian Grasshoff from Oracle APEX Team, Jon Dixon, Jeff Kemp and Scott Wesley….

 

AUSOUG would like to thank all the speakers who took part in this years’  APEX Special Series 2023.

Program

DateSpeaker and Presentation 
28th April 2023  7:00 pm AEST

Toufiq Mohammed | Senior Product Manager Oracle APEX

Oracle APEX Application Development Lifecycle

Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) involve continuous testing, integration, and deployment of code changes, ensuring that the software is always up-to-date and can be released to production quickly and with confidence.

In this session, we will start with understanding the architecture of a typical APEX Project and how best practices of CI/CD can be adopted when building applications using Oracle APEX. We will explore the Team Development module available in Oracle APEX, using which teams can track bugs and features to plan milestones. We will also discuss how you can create re-installable artefacts using the available tools and how teams can leverage various version control systems to manage the history of changes in APEX applications. We will also touch on how to maintain separate environments for Dev, Test and Prod and seamlessly move your APEX applications and database objects between these environments during the development phase. Finally, we will also script and automate your APEX applications’ build, test and deployment process.

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24th May 2023 7:00 pm AEST

Kai Donato | Department Manager, MT GmbH, Germany

LCT – Low Code Testing for APEX

There is a significant need for testing in the APEX ecosystem. Although there are many frameworks that specialize in testing front-ends of web applications, there is none that is perfectly tailored to Oracle APEX. With LCT - Low Code Testing, there is now an intuitive APEX application that can test APEX applications in no time. Other test frameworks have to deal with the special cases that differentiate APEX front-ends from other web applications and often hit their limits. With LCT, however, you can achieve your desired goal with almost no custom test code and save significant time. This way, you can be sure that your APEX applications are functioning reliably and optimally suited for your users.

Video

14th June 2023, 

Entry from 07:30am – 10:00am AWST

(Presentation starts at 08:00am)

In-person event only

Location: Oracle Office, Level 9, 225 St Georges Terrace, Perth 6000

Jeff Kemp and Scott Wesley

Another Two Years with APEX – APEX latest and greatest features

Oracle’s low code platform Application Express (APEX) keeps on going from strength to strength, rolling out new features at a yearly cadence.  There’s a lot of new features available each year, and more coming down the pipeline.

Thanks to popular request, and as Oracle APEX is very popular in Perth, AUSOUG has invited Jeff & Scott to talk to the Perth dev community about their favourite features that have arrived in the last 2 years, and a sneak peak of features yet to come.

In-Person Event Only

Registrations Closed

15th June 2023 7:00 pm AEST

Menno Hoogendijk | Principle member of Oracle APEX development team, Oracle

The evolution of templates

In APEX 23.1, we are introducing two new game-changing features for templates. To understand which problem they solve, we will take a step back and talk a bit about the evolution of templates. Templates used to be simple and only supported substitutions. Added features over the years are: escape mode modifiers, quote syntax, and text message substitution. A significant change in APEX 20.2 was the introduction of Template Directives. These “special” tokens in a template control how the text around it is processed. APEX 23.1 takes Template Directives to the next level. Learn all about Dynamic Templates and Template Components in this session.

Video
5th July  2023 7:00 pm AEST

Carsten Czarski | APEX Product Development Team, Oracle

All things background: Automations, Synchronizations and Background Page Processes

APEX offers a lot of declarative background execution functionality. With APEX 20.2, Automations and REST Source Synchronizations were introduced; and the upcoming release, APEX 23.1 plans to introduce declarative background execution of Page Processes. The session will introduce these declarative features, how to use them and how they work internally.

Video
26th July 2023 7:00 pm AEST

Ed Jones | Consulting Member Of Technical staff, Oracle

TARDIA - Time And Related Datatypes In APEX

Making your APEX applications work across time zones. An overview of the available temporal data types and which one to use in what circumstance. How to convert between them without losing information. Allow your users to travel through time!

Video

23rd August 2023 12:00 pm AEST

Jon Dixon | Oracle Expert, Founder Cloud Nueva INC.

Incorporating Microsoft Office 365 Services into your APEX Apps

Microsoft Office 365 is ubiquitous in today’s businesses. Enabling users to interact seamlessly with Office 365 services from your APEX applications is becoming increasingly important. Integrating with Office 365 Services is possible using MS Graph APIs, APEX REST Data Sources, and some PL/SQL.

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Speakers

Big thank you to all speakers and a special thanks to Chaitanya Koratamaddi, Director of Product Management Oracle APEX, for his efforts in helping AUSOUG team deliver this year’s series. 

Consulting Member Of Technical Staff

Oracle

Oracle Expert

Founder Cloud Nueva, INC.

Oracle ACE Pro

Department Manager

MT GmbH, Germany

Oracle ACE Associate

Past Presentations

APEX Special Series 2022

TitleDate
APEX Plug-in Development Done Right by Zsolt Angyal
Plug-ins have the ability to make developer's lives easier. Not only can they be used to introduce features that APEX lacks out of the box, but they're also great at modularizing already existing functionality into reusable components, saving time and cutting down on future maintenance costs. It's not a surprise that a great number of APEX Applications includes at least one, but rather more, homemade or 3rd party plug-ins. In this session I will discuss many of the lessons I've learned contributing to the biggest open-source APEX plug-in framework in the community, FOS. We will look at the important aspects of performance, security, consistency, extensibility and version-control across multiple plug-ins, but also at the aspects of documentation and presentation, all of which are imperative in building a successful plug-in. After the session the audience can ensure that they're on the right track either picking the right plug-in for the job, or professional building their own.
APEX Special Series 2022 Recording
19/05/2022
Process Automation functionality within Oracle APEX by Ralf Mueller
With the release of Oracle APEX 22.1, a journey towards enabling Process Automation functionality within Oracle APEX has started.
The new Approvals Component in Oracle APEX 22.1 offers basic Task Management and streamlines Approvals in APEX apps and Workflows under a new Unified Task List.
In this session we give an overview and demo of the Approvals Component and how it can be used in applications and provide an outlook on future Workflow functionality within Oracle APEX.
APEX Special Series 2022 Recording
08/06/2022
APEX 22.1: Progressive Web Apps by Vincent Morneau
In the last year, Oracle APEX introduced support for Progressive Web App (PWA) technology. This is the beginning of a long-term commitment to help APEX developers create apps with deeper integration into desktop and mobile devices. This session will cover what a PWA is and how it might benefit an APEX app. It will demonstrate what an APEX PWA can achieve now and present a roadmap for 2023 and beyond.

APEX Special Series 2022 Recording
06/07/2022
Confirm & Alert by Oliver Lemm
Confirm and alert are existing since the beginning of Javascript. Due the last versions of APEX the functionality was enhanced, especially with the new integrated alert and confirm actions in APEX 21.2. But what does it mean and what do we have to change? Is it now possible to use alert and confirm in a well looking format without any custom code? What about the APEX JavaScript API changes for these functions? Does the JavaScript Callback mechanique has any impact on this change? Even if you think it's a no brainer, there are some useful hints how to use this changed feature.
APEX Special Series 2022 Recording
24/08/2022
Building process-oriented apps with Oracle APEX and Flows for APEX 22.1 by Niels de Bruijn
Flows for APEX is an open source extension of Oracle APEX with which you can model and run business processes based on BPMN 2.0. In this session, I will first give an overview of Flows for APEX and focus on the new features that came with 22.1. After this, we are going to look at how to integrate your BPMN model with APEX using the plug-ins that ship with Flows for APEX.
APEX Special Series 2022 Recording
14/09/2022
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