Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Oracle APEX 4.0 Video presentation - Review

Since the end of last week, Mike Hichwa's APEX 4.0 Presentation is available to the public. For those of you who didn't had the opportunity to go at the ODTUG Kaleidoscope, here's your chance to see a popular presentation.

Many people blogged about this video... follow the links to learn more about their thoughts.
Dietmar Aust
Patrick Wolf
John Scott
Scott Spendolini
David Peake

Download an .mp4 version for you iPod/iPhone

In this video, we learn lots of stuff about:
  • Websheets (00:23)
  • Dynamic Actions (oo:37)
  • Charts (00:40)
  • REST Web Services (00:46:30)
  • Plug-Ins (00:56:30)
  • Improved Interactive Reports (01:02:45)
  • Improved Application Builder (01:09:30)
  • APEX Extended Vision (01:12:45)
  • APEX Listener (01:13:25)
  • Q&A (01:24:30)

But we don't learn a lot about:
  • Declarative Tabular Forms
  • AJAX Client-Side Validations
  • Improved Error Handling
  • Improved Tree Controls
  • jQuery and jQuery UI
  • Item Attributes (Textareas: Resizable)
  • JavaScript Date pickers
  • Combo Box (editable select list)
My favourites topics:
  • Dynamic Actions: Good for those new to DHTML. I think we'll come up with a mix of Dynamic Actions and APEX Plug-Ins to make fantastic UI.
  • Plug-Ins: It's now time to have some fun with jQuery Plug-Ins!!!
  • Improved Interactive Reports: I think it's a normal evolution of the component. I expect to have alternative sort (available for the classic report).
  • Improved Application Builder: Expected enhancements to the Application Builder. Better navigation and reporting... a great tool even greater!
  • AJAX Client-Side Validations: This will probably be used by the Tabular Forms... good for Oracle FORMS conversion to APEX.
  • jQuery and jQuery UI: I have a good expertise with this JavaScript library... I am happy to see that it will be part of APEX.

I can't wait to have my hands on this version! :)