vrijdag 2 november 2012


For a long time, I did not make any update at my blog. I was too busy with my activities at Oracle and getting the book ready.

It was a big adventure to write a book and without my co-authors and reviewers, we never would have come to the final result. A lot of people inspired me along the process of writing.

To view the book

The book can be ordered and I really hope it will be useful for people working with the Application Express product. I cannot say it enough, the Application Express product and development team is an amazing team!

Starting last year, I am involved in the Database Services Cloud project. I strongly recommend you to try the Oracle Cloud and discover the possibilities. Try the Oracle Cloud

Documentation on the Database Cloud Service:
Via the Oracle website, / Tab Resources
Material like white papers, video's, tutorials ( Oracle By Example ) can be found.

This year, I will not present at the UK_OUG conference because of the fact that I like to be at home at the 5th of December.
Next year, I hope to present for the Oracle User Group in Norway and Bulgaria. Probably many more but that also depends on my upcoming activities within Oracle.

dinsdag 27 maart 2012

Oracle Dutch User Group at the 26th of March 2012

The special Application Express event in the Netherlands was a great success.
The day started with the keynote session from Patrick Wolf from the Application Express Development team. Enhancements in Application Express were discussed and also some information from the Application Express development team and of course with the Safe Harbor statement. (it is all still preliminary, the Safe Harbor statement).
Application Express 4.2 will concentrate on the use of Application Express at mobile devices like Iphone, IPAD etc.
Statement of direction of version 4.2

After the keynote session there were three parallel sessions available. High content and great speakers and therefore extra honored to be one of the speakers.
It was a very difficult to decide which session to join.

The first session, I joined was the presentation from Roel Hartman about HTML 5.
Very short summary but it is still the truth. Cool stuff!
I did not realize in advance that there is so much possible in HTML 5!

After the perfect lunch, I joined the session from Dimitri Gielis about the differences in listeners used in Application Express. The advantages and disadvantages from a certain interest were discussed.

After the session from Dimitri, I presented about the Database Cloud Service.
The room was totally overbooked!
Amazing for myself!
I cannot thank you enough for so much intrest!

After my own presentation, I joined the presentation about Building desktop-like web applications with Ext JS & Appplication Express. Very pitty that the network did not collaborate.
The content of the presentation was excellent and the speaker cannot be applauded enough for keeping so calm with a slow network.

The last session from the day, was a practical case.
The real story behind making the decision to move to Application Express.

The successfull day was ended with a dinner together with some of the speakers from the User Group.

Thanks and credit to the OGH organization for organizing a successfull event like this! :-)

dinsdag 28 februari 2012

Dutch Application Express Event

Release 4.1.1 is now available

For existing installations, you can upgrade from the current release using patch # 13331096. is available at My Oracle Support.

For a new installation, you are advised to install the latest full release.
Download APEX 4.1.1.

Upcoming presentation
I will present about Database Cloud Service at the APEX day organized by the Dutch User Group.


I will talk about:
- What is Cloud
- Oracle Public Cloud
- Database Cloud Service
- Architecture
- Components

Hope to meet you at this event face to face!