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Real User
Vice President Certus Cloud Solutions at Certus Solutions
Dec 19 2016

What is most valuable?

I've been looking at a number of the PaaS products, and one of the issues for me, as a non-professional developer, is deciding what components I need and understanding how they all fit together. Eighteen months ago, Oracle had 2 or 3 offerings in the PaaS market. Now, it's nearly 40 offerings. One of the things that I'm really impressed with is the announcement... more»

What needs improvement?

The next steps for Oracle to take would be blueprints or some ideas about if you want to do X, then use Y. I think that would be helpful especially as the environment is changing so fast. It's not just about integrating PaaS components with each other. It's not just about integrating Oracle's apps with Oracle's development tools, but it is about all integration.... more»
Consultant
Senior Software Engineer at Viscosity North America
Aug 08 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is how fast you can do applications compared to other frameworks, like Java and PHP. It will take you three times longer to do what you can do in Apex. You don’t have to cut through a lot of layers to get to the data... more»

How has it helped my organization?

From a cost perspective, you can use less resources to build applications. Time to market is another improvement, because you can make applications very quickly. We used to create a NBC project with another framework and write our own modules... more»

What needs improvement?

From a technical perspective, Apex is not yet well received from developers because they think it is not mature. From my experience, I think it is just like any other NBC framework that is out there. The approach is a little bit different,... more»

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Consultant
Senior Software Engineer at Viscosity North America
Jul 31 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is how fast you can do applications compared to other frameworks, like Java and PHP. It will take you three times longer to do what you can do in APEX. You don’t have to cut through a lot of layers to get to the data... more»

How has it helped my organization?

From a cost perspective, you can use less resources to build applications. Time to market is another improvement, because you can make applications very quickly. We used to create a project with another framework and write our own modules to... more»

What needs improvement?

From a technical perspective, APEX is not yet well received from developers because they think it is not mature. From my experience, I think it is just like any other framework that is out there. The approach is a little bit different, and it... more»
Real User
Physical Scientist at a government
Aug 08 2016

What do you think of Oracle Application Express?

Valuable Features The most valuable features are the ease with which data can be accessed and the improvements that have made the front-end look like a real application. The graphing plug-ins are really good as well. • Room for Improvement We are excited that they are going to go into the web service world to make the rest of the APIs available. We have been looking for master detail, but that is has been improved quite a bit. Nothing is perfect though. • Use of Solution I have been using the product for eight years. • Stability Issues It has been consistently stable. We have not had any issues with it. • Scalability Issues So far it has met our needs and we hope that it will continue to do so. At the end of the summer, we are moving a flex application to APEX that...
Real User
CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 08 2016

What is most valuable?

Apex is part of your database. Everything, program logic included, is happening directly where data is, so it's fast, it's centralized and it's easy to use. It's declarative.

How has it helped my organization?

Apex can help you centralize many things. You can replace spreadsheets that are being sent back and forth with Apex, for example. It increases efficiencies and reduces man-hours.

What needs improvement?

Apex runs in a browser, so using the latest technology, like push notifications, would be good. It could also have better connections and better reporting in terms of getting files out of it. It could create a PDF rather than just showing... more»
User
Principal Data Architect at a tech company
Jul 31 2017

What do you think of Oracle Application Express?

Valuable Features: The valuable feature is simplicity. It is easy to learn and implement. • Room for Improvement: I would like to see more flexibility and productivity. • Use of Solution: We have been using this for two years. • Deployment Issues: There were no issues with deployment. • Stability Issues: There were no issues with stability. • Scalability Issues: There were no issues with scalability.

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I've done a couple of web based applications for local companies as outsourced resource I earned a lot of experience in enterprise systems/environments when worked with the child support services for U.S. government in my former job, from how to deal with demanding customers to solve complex... more>>
Reviewed Oracle Application Express: Not yet well received from developers because they...

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