Oracle Application Express (APEX) is a low-code, feature-rich, modern & rapid development platform that enables one to build scalable, complex, data-centric web applications.
Being a powerful, easy to support & cost-effective development platform, APEX is used worldwide by renowned enterprises, government departments, educational institutes, NGOs & MSMEs. If you own an Oracle Database, here’s why you should upgrade to APEX now!
In this blog, we’ve listed a few of the innumerable reasons why you should be using Oracle APEX, if you aren’t already. Let’s get started!
What Sets Oracle APEX Apart & Why Should You Go For It?
Oracle APEX offers advanced tools you need to be productive, deliver on time, and produce exceptional results for your business.Listed below are the salient features of Oracle APEX that will help you gain a better insight into the subject.
Custom Authentication & Authorization
In addition to supporting various authentication schemes like LDAP, Database, Single Sign-On, Oracle Access Manager, Custom, etc., APEX enables you to implement custom Authorization Schemes using the built-in components.
Declarative Support for Building Mobile Applications
Oracle APEX provides declarative support for mobile application development. Oracle APEX incorporates jQuery Mobile, a lightweight framework that enables you to create compact & minimalistic websites, to support Mobile Web Application Development. It allows you to include features like page transitions & gestures like swipe, pinch & tap.
APEX allows you to develop applications edified with a responsive design for optimal viewing on desktops, tablets & smartphones. You can simply do this by selecting predefined themes based on CSS3 & HTML5 that support HTML5 charts & item types such as sliders & toggles.
All-inclusive Development Suite
Oracle APEX is a packaged application that includes an integrated suite of productivity & sample apps that provide point solutions & demonstrate key functionality. The suite encompasses applications for bug tracking, issue logs, checklist management, meeting minutes, group calendar, decision management etc.
RESTful Web Services
APEX has inbuilt support for RESTful web services. The RESTful Web Services Wizard is a set of pages in the SQL Workshop area of Oracle APEX that allows you to create RESTful Web Services. It allows applications to access data & services over the internet using standard web APIs.
Oracle Database is a multi-model database management system facilitated with advanced security, RAC, Spatial, Analytics, Multimedia, XML, etc. APEX developers can leverage these capabilities for their applications by simply using SQL or PL/ SQL APIs directly in the database.
Application Translation & Globalization Support
A single Oracle database instance & Oracle Application Express can support multiple database sessions customized to support distinct languages. Applications are developed in a primary language & can be mapped to a supported target language.
Upgrade your Aging Forms and Reports Application
Upgrade & Modernize your existing Forms and Reports Applications without disrupting the underlying PL/SQL or database code using Oracle APEX wizard-based rapid development in no time & enable it to run on a lightweight browser. You can also move your applications to Oracle Cloud or AWS cloud.
Develop Teams Effortlessly
Oracle APEX has an inbuilt feature allowing team development, i.e., a group of developers can work on a single application, manage features. An exceptional advantage that comes with team development is the ability to set milestones. It helps team members manage time and increase their productivity.
Developers have the advantage of extending Oracle APEX by writing custom authentication and authorization schemes in SQL & PL/SQL. The framework supports plugins, allowing developers to extend the functionality of their applications with reusable or third-party extensions.
In addition to the above-mentioned key features, APEX is also stacked with advantageous features that edify developer productivity including Version Control Support, Error Handling, Oracle Forms Migration Tool, Accessibility, Utility Reports.
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