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Primeur weekly 2011-08-29

The Cloud

HP extends Converged Storage leadership with new storage federation technology ...

IBM launches smarter energy Cloud in Iowa ...

IBM unveils new hybrid Cloud solution for the enterprise ...

Shriram Transport chooses IBM to collaborate in the Cloud ...

Storing vertebrates in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

BoincTasks version 1.16 released ...

EuroFlash

EU funded research helps astronomers see the bigger picture ...

Open Technologies partners with Bright Computing to serve the Russian HPC market ...

First glimpse into birth of the Milky Way ...

USFlash

California Department of Water Resources selects HP to save energy and lower costs ...

PrimeLending banks on HP to secure vital assets ...

Oracle unveils Oracle VM 3.0 ...

Oracle announces Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-ins for Oracle VM 3.0 ...

Better 'photon loops' may be key to computer and physics advances ...

Swift Engineering selects Platform HPC to build faster and better race cars, unmanned aerial vehicles and planes ...

IBM demonstrates increased server market momentum in second quarter ...

New flood prediction technology simulates rivers 100x faster than real time ...

Latest release of Oracle Application Express delivers new and refined capabilities ...

Samsung Securities picks big data analytics from SAS and Platform Computing to manage risk ...

Dartmouth Med School lands $11 million grant for regional biomedical research centre ...

Tohoku University selects SGI to advance fluid science research ...

IBM Almaden researchers to develop GPFS to scan 10 billion files in 43 minutes ...

NVIDIA Tesla GPUs now easier than ever to deploy with new GPU Starter Kit from HP ...

New depiction of light could boost telecommunications channels ...

Mellanox introduces world's highest-density 64-port L2/L3 10GbE switch ...

Mellanox introduces ConnectX-3 10/40GbE adapters with multiple physical functions for VMware ESXi 5.0 ...

Mellanox ConnectX-2 10GbE adapters achieve VMware Ready status ...

Latest release of Oracle Application Express delivers new and refined capabilities

25 Aug 2011 Redwood Shores - Oracle has made available Oracle Application Express Release 4.1. This latest Oracle Application Express release is focused on enhancing existing functionality and adds data upload capabilities.

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:

  • Data Upload: developers can now easily add the capability for end-users to load spreadsheet data into existing tables within an application.
  • Error Handling: improvements and user-defined exception processing enables developers to easily intercept messages generated by the Oracle Database and replace the message text with user friendly text.
  • Mobile Applications: improved support for mobile frameworks including form rendering without HTML tables.
  • Tabular Forms: added the ability to reference column values using bind syntax to facilitate validations and processing.
  • Calendar: improvements enable developers to incorporate drag and drop functionality and generate calendars with edit pages.
  • Dynamic Actions: extended to include support for client side processing of buttons.
  • Plug-ins: expanded to incorporate authentication and authorization types.
  • Websheets: the look and feel of Websheets has been improved substantially and the controls redesigned making it more intuitive for users.
  • Accessibility: dramatic improvement in the HTML generated by the Application Express engine, together with accessibility improvements in existing themes and HTML templates.

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."
Source: Oracle

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-08-29

The Cloud

HP extends Converged Storage leadership with new storage federation technology ...

IBM launches smarter energy Cloud in Iowa ...

IBM unveils new hybrid Cloud solution for the enterprise ...

Shriram Transport chooses IBM to collaborate in the Cloud ...

Storing vertebrates in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

BoincTasks version 1.16 released ...

EuroFlash

EU funded research helps astronomers see the bigger picture ...

Open Technologies partners with Bright Computing to serve the Russian HPC market ...

First glimpse into birth of the Milky Way ...

USFlash

California Department of Water Resources selects HP to save energy and lower costs ...

PrimeLending banks on HP to secure vital assets ...

Oracle unveils Oracle VM 3.0 ...

Oracle announces Oracle VM Storage Connect plug-ins for Oracle VM 3.0 ...

Better 'photon loops' may be key to computer and physics advances ...

Swift Engineering selects Platform HPC to build faster and better race cars, unmanned aerial vehicles and planes ...

IBM demonstrates increased server market momentum in second quarter ...

New flood prediction technology simulates rivers 100x faster than real time ...

Latest release of Oracle Application Express delivers new and refined capabilities ...

Samsung Securities picks big data analytics from SAS and Platform Computing to manage risk ...

Dartmouth Med School lands $11 million grant for regional biomedical research centre ...

Tohoku University selects SGI to advance fluid science research ...

IBM Almaden researchers to develop GPFS to scan 10 billion files in 43 minutes ...

NVIDIA Tesla GPUs now easier than ever to deploy with new GPU Starter Kit from HP ...

New depiction of light could boost telecommunications channels ...

Mellanox introduces world's highest-density 64-port L2/L3 10GbE switch ...

Mellanox introduces ConnectX-3 10/40GbE adapters with multiple physical functions for VMware ESXi 5.0 ...

Mellanox ConnectX-2 10GbE adapters achieve VMware Ready status ...