One side effect of my site being down is that I missed talking about the release of APEX 4.2.4, which happened back on December 13th last year. This was largely a maintenance release, focused on the packaged applications. However, even though the core APEX engine wasn’t changed much, we did make some significant changes and improvements to many of the packaged applications. I’ll be going over some of them in future posts, especially my favorite application–the new Standards Tracker.
Disclaimer: I was the primary developer behind the Standards Tracker, so it’s kind of expected that I would claim it as my favorite. That said, I do use it regularly, which is not something I can say about many of the other packaged apps, which are largely designed to be used by people who aren’t necessarily APEX developers in their own right. The Standards Tracker, on the other hand, is intended to be used by APEX developers to help in the production of quality applications.