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Alain Lacour

Alain Lacour

APEX Connect 2020 – Day 2

By | Application integration & Middleware, Development & Performance, Oracle | No Comments

For the second and last virtual conference day, I decided to attend presentations on following topics: – Universal Theme new features – Oracle APEX Source Code Management and Release Lifecycle – Why Google Hates My APEX App – We ain’t got no time! Pragmatic testing with utPLSQL – Why APEX developers should know FLASHBACK – ORDS – Behind the scenes … and more! and the day ended with a keynote from Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman about “Becoming…

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Alain Lacour

APEX Connect 2020 – Day 1

By | Development & Performance, Oracle | No Comments

This year the APEX connect conference goes virtual online, like all other major IT events, due to the pandemic. Unfortunately it spans only over two days with mixed topics around APEX, like JavaScript, PL/SQL and much more. After the welcome speech and the very interesting Keynote about “APEX 20.1 and beyond: News from APEX Development” by Carsten Czarski, I decided to attend presentations on following topics: – The Basics of Deep Learning – “Make it…

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Alain Lacour

APEX Connect 2019 – Day 3

By | Application integration & Middleware, Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

For the last conference day, after the Keynote about “JavaScript, Why Should I Care?” by Dan McGhan , I decided to attend some JavaScript learning sessions to improve myself and presentations on following topics: – How to hack your APEX App… (only for testing) – What you need to know about APEX validations I also got the chance to have a 1:1 talk with Anthony Rayner to expose some wishes about APEX and talk about…

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Alain Lacour

APEX Connect 2019 – Day 2

By | Application integration & Middleware, Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

The day first started with a 5K fun run. After the Keynote about “APEX: Where we have come from and where we’re heading: Personal insights on Application Express from the Development Team” by John Snyders, Anthony Rayner and Carsten Czarski explaining their work on APEX and some upcoming features, I decided to attend presentations on following topics: – Know your Browser Dev Tools! – APEX Devops with Database tooling – Klick, Klick, Test – Automated…

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Alain Lacour

APEX Connect 2019 – Day 1

By | Application integration & Middleware, Development & Performance, Oracle | No Comments

This year again the APEX connect conference spans over three days with mixed topics around APEX, like JavaScript, PL/SQL and much more. After the welcome speech and the very funny and interesting Keynote about “PL/SQL: A Career Built On Top Of PL/SQL – 25 years of Coding, Sharing, and Learning” by Martin Widlake, I decided to attend presentations on following topics: – Oracle Text – A Powerful Tool for Oracle APEX Developers – Make It…

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Alain Lacour

DOAG 2018 – Not only database – Docker and Kubernetes rule the world

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | One Comment

The DOAG Konferenz is about everything around the Oracle database and Oracle technologies. But this year, as stated in the blog of Daniel Westermann more and more open source as well as “hype” subjects from which Docker and Kubernetes are very popular. Looking at the program we can see about 20 presentations on those 2 technologies: DevOps mit der Oracle Datenbank Oracle, PostgreSQL, Docker und Kubernetes bei der Mobiliar Docker und die Oracle Fusion Middleware…

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Alain Lacour

APEX Connect 2017 – Day 3

By | Development & Performance | No Comments

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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Alain Lacour

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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Alain Lacour

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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Alain Lacour

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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