Styling APEX Report cells conditionally

I hate it when I can't remember how I did certain thing in the past. And I have to spend precious time "reinventing the wheel" as the famous saying states. One of those things is conditionally change the text colour or background colour of certain cells in APEX Reports (Classic Report, Interactive Report or Interactive … Continue reading Styling APEX Report cells conditionally

Creating a Chat region in Oracle APEX

Did you ever needed a chat region for your Oracle APEX application? There is actually a Classic Report Comments template that produces almost that. With few simple steps you can turn Comments template into a real chat. Follow the steps below to create an excellent Chat region in APEX using just built-in components and a … Continue reading Creating a Chat region in Oracle APEX

Create a custom offline page for your APEX PWA in 21.2

With the new version (21.2) of APEX, came the built-in PWA support for your APEX applications. PWA stands for Progressive Web App and is a concept that allows your Web Application (an APEX app) to look like a Native App (an iOS or Android app). This includes local resources caching (like Javascript and CSS files), … Continue reading Create a custom offline page for your APEX PWA in 21.2

Generating Documentation out of your PL/SQL packages

One of the things, often overlooked and missed in projects is good documentation. Benefits of having such are obvious, but many times developers simply skip it, because of the lack of time or managing multiple projects at a time. That's why I think that documenting should go along with the development and be a continuous … Continue reading Generating Documentation out of your PL/SQL packages

5 tips to help you build better APEX user interfaces

To me, the way an APEX application looks, could be the key to making people use it. There are many examples where a great app with great features is unpopular, simply because it doesn't bring the best user experience. A simple fact about APEX and the developers using it is that the majority of us … Continue reading 5 tips to help you build better APEX user interfaces