It’s been quite a while since I posted here. While there are many reasons, the biggest is that most of my time at work has been working on updating the APEX packaged applications to the new 5.0 look-and-feel–which means that I’ve been working in 5.0. Which hasn’t been released yet (sorry!). And while I still sometimes have to work in a 4.2.x environment, it’s gotten rarer and rarer, so I didn’t really have anything exciting about 4.2.x to blog about.
But we’ve just released our third (and final!) Early Adopter version of APEX 5.0. Which means that a) you can go and try out APEX 5.0 for yourself, and b) we’re getting really close to wrapping this beast up. So I’m going to start a series of posts highlighting some of the parts of the new version that I’ve found to be tremendously helpful, even though they’re not as well-publicized as some of the big features.
In other words, I’m not going to be talking about how awesome Page Designer is, or the fact that you can now have multiple interactive reports, or the Universal Theme combined with theme roller. Those are going to get plenty of publicity without my gabbing on about them.
Oh, and I’ll get in trouble with legal if I don’t include the obligatory note about how I’m going to be talking about something that hasn’t been released yet, and so what I say may or may not actually be reflected in the final version. We’re close enough that it should, but strange things have been known to happen, right?