Thursday, June 21, 2012

Application Express 4.2 Early Adopter 1

Following on from Joel's post this morning (http://t.co/HW9dflZC) the first Early Adopter for APEX 4.2 is now available @ https://apexea.oracle.com.

A list of Feature Descriptions and Known Issues is also available @ http://apex.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=38997:1:0

One of the main features we are introducing in APEX 4.2 are the Packaged Applications.

Instead of having to download them from OTN and install them they are now part of the APEX installation.
Simply go to the Application Builder and click on one of the many packaged applications.



There are two main types of applications, Productivity Applications and Sample Applications. 
The productivity applications are locked by default and in their locked state are fully supported. However, these applications can also be unlocked to allow developers to customize the application or simply look at how it was made.
The sample applications are unlocked by default. You can also download the sample applications for installation into an APEX 4.1 environment from OTN: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/apex/application-express/packaged-apps-090453.html.

If you have any Feature Requests then we have made one of the new productivity applications {Community Requests} available for the APEX community to use: https://apex.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=55447:1

Please provide feedback from within the EA Application Builder.

Regards,
David

7 comments:

sal moun said...

Hello David,

Excellent, really good polish and the packaged application feature is a time saver. I already mentioned it on my blog (http://www.degenio.com/2012/06/new-apex-release-4-2/)

On another note, we did not see you in Montreal this spring. Now, I know why.

Raghu said...

Hi David,
I love APEX and looks like the 4.2 version has some pretty seriously good features.
I created a login for myself on the apexea.oracle.com site. But I do not see any sample applications. Also, it does not show any developer links to edit the application. Am I missing something?
Also, is it not available for download yet?

David Peake said...

Raghu,
Go to the Packaged Applications tab and you will see all of the sample applications and productivity applications. Sample applications can be edited but productivity applications must be unlocked by going to Manage.
APEX 4.2 will not be available for download until we release it to production.

Regards,
David

Raghu said...

Hi David,
I love APEX and looks like APEX 4.2 has really some cool features. I am really looking forward to the set of applications already in the system. Do we have a downloadable version of it?
I created a login for myself in the apexea.oracle.com. However, I only see the sample application for Sales Order and do not get any link to either edit or add new applications or pages. Am I missing something?

Thanks,
Raghu

David Peake said...

Raghu,
In Application Builder click on the Packaged Applications tab and you should see the page as shown above in the post.
David

Scott said...

Hi David,

Is there a way to save my companies template application somewhere in APEX so that it appears in the list of Sample Applications? It would also be nice if that was the "Sample Application" that was created when a new workspace was added.

Thanks.
Scott.

David Peake said...

Scott,
We are working on capabilities for partners to include their applications within our Packaged Apps framework. Please send me an email (david.peake@oracle.com) with details on your company, etc.

Regards,
David