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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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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...
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»
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.