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"It provides attractive GUIs allowing professionally-styled applications without the need to know HTML, CSS, or JavaScript.""This product will speed up development time with helpful production aids.""The most valuable features are security, stability, and ease of implementation.""It's fairly easy to make a user-friendly interface.""Efficient software delivery and a solution that works quickly.""The most valuable feature is the ease of use.""This is a good application for quickly creating public applications.""With only a browser, it is very easy to develop in a web environment."

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"The most valuable feature was the visual drag and drop on the components."

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"We would like to see tighter integration with the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.""Being able to only design with HTML and CSS can be limiting as to what can be accomplished.""The collaboration and the workflow engine could use some improvement.""It has a bit of a strict framework, you have to make all the time adjustments in their JavaScript. Another downside is that it's only available for Oracle databases.""Reporting needs to be accessed via third party tools.""Better connection and integration with non-Oracle databases is needed.""There is a problem with security because the applications store passwords in the configuration files.""Connections to the application pages are not handled well and at times more than one user can be accessing an application with the same ID."

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"There was an attempt to enable front-end development, it did what it intended to do, but the side effects were too bad."

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"APEX itslelf is a free product, but you will need to license peripheral components.""It's a free solution with no additional costs.""When buying the data license, APEX is included."

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"Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service is much too expensive."

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Top Answer: It has a bit of a strict framework, you have to make all the time adjustments in their JavaScript. Another downside is that it's only available for Oracle databases.
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Application Express enables users to design, develop and deploy beautiful, responsive, database-driven applications using only web browser. The Oracle Application Express engine runs directly in the Oracle Database and exploits the database's extraordinarily scalable and efficient architecture. Its framework provides numerous security features out-of-the-box and helps authenticate users using LDAP, Oracle Single-signon, Oracle Database credentials, or HTTP Header variable.

Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service is a cloud-based software development Platform as a Service (PaaS) and a hosted environment for your application development infrastructure. It provides an open-source standards-based solution to develop, collaborate on, and deploy applications within Oracle Cloud.

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Aerospace/Defense Firm14%
Government14%
Financial Services Firm14%
Pharma/Biotech Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government7%
Media Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company56%
Comms Service Provider17%
Media Company4%
Retailer3%
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Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise35%
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Oracle Application Express (APEX) is ranked 7th in Rapid Application Development Software with 9 reviews while Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service is ranked 21st in Rapid Application Development Software with 1 review. Oracle Application Express (APEX) is rated 8.6, while Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service is rated 5.0. The top reviewer of Oracle Application Express (APEX) writes "Powerful development assistance can dramatically speed your production and deployment time ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service writes "An over-priced, complicated solution that does what it was developed to do". Oracle Application Express (APEX) is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, Microsoft Azure App Service, OutSystems, ServiceNow and Appian, whereas Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service is most compared with Oracle Java Cloud Service, Oracle Developer Cloud Service, Mendix, OutSystems and Studio Creatio.

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