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Fill the Glass: Measuring Software Performance

I had the delight of participating on a “Fill The Glass” webinar (#FillTheGlass). Fill the Glass is a new style of, technology related, webinar series by Cary Millsap. Cary Millsap is a developer, teacher, writer, and consultant who has been

Posted in APEX, Interviews, Oracle

Expert Oracle Application Express 2nd Edition

I’m really excited to share with you that the 2nd Edition of APRESS Expert Oracle Application Express (Amazon link) is now released. Some of the concepts in this book may apply to previous versions of APEX, but this book was created with

Posted in APEX, Oracle

Enhancement to waitPopup on APEX5

APEX 5 has a nifty nice enhancement to the use of apex.widget.waitPopup. It now returns a “remove” function you can call to remove the wait indicator.

The Details I’ve used apex.widget.waitPopup many times. You simply call it like this:

Posted in APEX, API, Javascript, Oracle

12c WITH inline PL/SQL, json_from_sql, Bind Variables and AJAX

I recently got to use a new cool feature in Oracle 12c R1, the WITH clause with inline PL/SQL (read more at oracle-base). Then Scott Wesley blogged about it and I made a comment on twitter. But don’t stop reading

Posted in 12c, APEX, JSON, Oracle

HSL color format rocks!

Do you struggle finding a suitable color for a hover state or a selected item? If yes, read on. Check out this simple example. You’ll see the color represented in the usual RGB hex values and in HSL. The HSL

Posted in APEX, KScope, Oracle, Web

SharePoint to Oracle data conversion

The purpose of this post is to document the process I used to convert the data from a Microsoft SharePoint site to an Oracle database with an APEX front end.  However, there won’t be much about APEX in this post, sorry.

Posted in APEX, Conversion, Oracle, Technology

A wireframe is worth a 1000 words

I better get this out of the way. I love Balsamiq Mockups! There, I said it. This post will probably sound like an advertisement, but it’s not. It’s unsolicited and I paid for my own version of Balsamiq. However, for

Posted in APEX, Mockups, Oracle, Technology, Web

KScope14 Presentation

Here’s my KScope14 presentation: Go-Go Gadget: Learn About Inspectors I recommend you use the space bar to navigate forward. You can also use arrows. If you’re interested here’s the companion demo app. App Download Live app on If you

Posted in APEX, KScope, Oracle

Easy prototyping when using APEX DA triggeringElement

The Background This blog post is drill down follow-up of a feature I talked about in my KScope14 presentation “Go-Go Gadget: Learn About Inspectors”. In that presentation I explained how using the $0 feature in most modern DevTools and Inspectors

Posted in APEX, Javascript, KScope, Oracle

First orclapex-MSP Meetup

UPDATE Sept 5, 2014: Visit to find the most up to date list of meetup groups! If you’re interested in APEX and you live near Minneapolis/St.Paul, Minnesota, we want to meet you! Click the RSVP button to attend our

Posted in APEX, Meetup, Oracle

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