Using Oracle APEX is the way to go
Mathieu Meeuwissen | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 28, 2019

Using Oracle APEX is the way to go

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Application Express

In our company we use APEX as the frontend application for our custom ERP system. In the old days we used Oracle Forms/Designer as our application. Nowadays we are migrating the Forms to APEX step by step, because we want to modernize the applications.
  • Development is done quickly. Any change to the application can be seen immediately. No generation time needed.
  • Compared to Oracle Forms/Designer this saves a lot of time.
  • The use of CSS and javascript to beautify the layout is easy.
  • There is a large community where you can ask questions or read about how other developerS solved certain issues.
  • Also the Oracle APEX team itself can be reached quite easily.
  • They listen carefully to the suggestions of their users.
  • As you have a lot of freedom where to put your code or how you code it, it is important to think well about standarisation.
  • Version control must be done in a separate tool like Subversion.
  • The user interface is more friendly with APEX compared to Oracle Forms
  • Development is done more quickly
  • Old fashion SQL/PL/SQL developers can easily learn to code APEX applications. It is way easier than learning JAVA
Yes - I am a member of the Oracle Gebruikersclub Holland.

The usergroup organises every year a huge two days conference about Oracle in The Netherlands. The best place to meet your fellow developers and the APEX team members.
Oracle Forms is an old fashion client application.
If you need an application linked to an Oracle database, use APEX.

Oracle APEX Feature Ratings

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