Oracle APEX 5.1, Low Code, bears, and more.

By |April 29th, 2017|

This past week, I had the privilege of attending Montreal Oracle Developer Day, hosted by Insum.

It was a full day with 2 tracks, covering a multitude of topics.

It started off with a bang with Joel Kallman, Director of Software Development for Application Express, delivering his keynote ‘Oracle APEX 5.1 and Beyond’.


What I particularly enjoyed about this talk was how it positioned Oracle APEX beautifully on the technological spectrum somewhere between the ‘no-code/little flexibility’ and the ‘high-code/unlimited flexibility’ platforms.

Let me first clarify what I mean here: Oracle APEX absolutely has unlimited flexibility. I am referring specifically to the amount of coding required to deliver rich, beautiful and functional applications.

The APEX team never seem to tire of delivering new tools and feature sets that help us developers look like absolute rock stars to our clients. A fan of Font Awesome? The APEX team has done one better with Font APEX. Visit to get a detailed view of all the Universal Theme and Font APEX has to offer. A button generator? With ANIMATED icons? Squeeeee!!! Need I say more? I don’t think so..

You must also visit to get a better sense of how quick and easy the team has made it for a developer with little more than an idea, to deliver a fully functional application complete with access control, feedback, user profile management, activity monitor, home page, and much, much more, in a matter of seconds. Don’t want to be looking up syntax for constraints, foreign keys, inserting dummy data for your great ideas? Use Quick SQL to easily generate code using simple to learn short codes.

Basically, this session demonstrated how, with VERY little code, you […]

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