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Alain Lacour
Consultant

Alain Lacour has more than 15 years of experience in application development with Oracle technologies. He is specialized in APEX, Java, and PL/SQL development. His expertise also includes middleware technologies such as Oracle Weblogic and EMC Documentum. He also has a broad experience in business analysis and architecture solutions as well as in service and project management. Prior to dbi services, Alain Lacour was Senior Consultant at IMS Health in Basel. He also worked as a Software Engineer for M&H Informatics in Basel. Alain Lacour holds a Master of Science in Industrial Computing from the University of Mulhouse (F). His branch-related experience mainly covers the pharma industry, with an in-depth knowledge of the drug development process as well as drug distribution.
Alain Lacour

APEX Connect 2017 – Day 3

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For the last conference day, after the Keynote about “JavaScript: The next Language YOU should learn” by Dan McGhan , I decided to attend presentations on following topics: – Upgrade your APEX app with zero downtime by using EBR – Understand and make use of CSS(3) – Best Practices for APEX Administrators – APEX Version Control and Team Working – Database Cloud Services with APEX – Date, Time, Calendar and Co with APEX I also…

 
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APEX Connect 2017 – Day 2

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After the Keynote about “Oracle Application Express – Ahead of it’s time. Leading the way forward” by Joel Kallmann (Director of Software Development for APEX) and some overall presentation about Development with APEX 5.1, I decided to attend presentations on following topics oriented towards tools to make developer’s life easier: – APEX OOS Tools and helper – Useful APEX plugins – LESS is more – JavaScript Debugging and Tuning – Introduction to Oracle JET Oracle…

 
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APEX Connect 2017 – Day 1

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This year again the APEX connect conference spans over three days with mixed topics around APEX, like JavaScript, CSS, SQL and much more. After the welcome speech and the Keynote about “Reconciling APEX and the Thick Database Paradigm” by Bryn Llewellyn I decided to attend presentations on following topics: – Temporal Validity and Flashback Data Archive – Universal Theme and Custom Themes in APEX 5.1 – Using REST Services in APEX applications the nice way…

 
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APEX Connect 2016 – Day 3 – APEX

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No keynote for the last day, so I decided to attend presentations on following topics: – APEX fine art printing – APEX repository – Images in APEX – Interactive Grid in APEX 5.1 – Enhance quality through CI – Universal Theme 5.1 APEX fine art printing: Markdown is simplified markup language where tags are kept as simple as possible in order to keep the impact on the size minimal. As opposed to HTML which is…

 
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APEX Connect 2016 – Day 2 – APEX

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After the great Keynote about “APEX Vision, Past, Present, Future” by Mike Hichwa, the father of APEX, I decided to attend presentations on following topics: – Dynamic Actions 5.1 – APEX and Oracle JET – Enterprise UX patterns – APEX Scripting – Automation on APEX instance APEX Vision, Past, Present, Future: Mike Hichwa provided a very interesting overview of how WEB DB was born, turned into Project Marvel which gave HTML DB and finally became…

 
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APEX Connect 2016 – Day 1 – SQL and PL/SQL

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This year the APEX connect conference spans over three days with the first day dedicated to SQL and PL/SQL which are the basement of APEX and its close link to the Database. After the Keynote about “Six months of ask Tom” by Chris Saxon who is filling in for Tom Kyte on the famous “Ask Tom” website I decided to attend presentations on following topics: – A Primer on Service Workers – Managing the changes…

 
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High availability in the Oracle landscape

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It’s now several weeks I attended some event about high availability (HA). But what is actually high availability? According to our friend Wikipedia, HA is based on 3 main principals: Elimination of Single Point of Failure (SPoF) Reliable crossover (with minimal or no downtime) Detection of failures when they arrive If those principals are met, end users may never realize about a failure. The aim of that blog is not to dive into too much…

 
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Oracle APEX: redirect all pages to one

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This blog will explain how to proceed in order to redirect all the application pages to one single page, prior to their processing and rendering, with Oracle APEX 4.0 and above. In some cases, like security checks, you may want to redirect all calls of any page in your APEX application to one single page whith particular processing before the target page is rendering or even processing. I ran into this need again, recently while…

 
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