Oracle Application Express is a "no-cost" option included with all editions and releases of Oracle Database 11g. Using only a Web browser, developers can rapidly build and deploy professional and scalable applications for Oracle Databases that are both fast and secure with Oracle Application Express.
Oracle Application Express Release 4.1 is available for download from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN).
Oracle Application Express 4.1 enhancements and new features include:
The declarative development framework of Oracle Application Express utilizes wizards and property sheets to build and maintain applications. This information is stored in and referenced from a meta-data repository, alleviating the need for compilation or code generation.
"At Cornerstone Brands we have seven unique Catalogue/Internet retail businesses, representing $880 million in sales annually. To manage this business we used Oracle Application Express to quickly build a suite of highly intuitive, rich applications taking up to 10,000 orders a day", stated Paul Davidson, Director CMS Applications Development, Cornerstone Brands Inc. "We're especially excited with the enhancements to Dynamic Actions that come with Oracle Application Express 4.1. Oracle Application Express is a tool that is highly proliferated throughout our enterprise, and continues to be the tool of choice as we are presented with new business challenges."
"I am impressed with the Oracle Application Express team's ability to keep the software updated to the evolving web standards", stated Sayee Natarajan, Director, Sales and Marketing Systems, Purdue Pharma. "The team picked jQuery very early over other technologies, identified a good charting engine and put in resources towards mobile application development. We hope to have five to 10 mobile applications in production by Q1 next year, and we are relying on Oracle Application Express 4.1 to help us get there."