For Oracle Application Express (APEX) users, it’s worth noting that version 19.1 was released recently. The previous version, 19.0, was considered early adopter, but with 19.1 there are a number of improvements.
What is Oracle APEX?
But before we get into that, you may be asking, “What is Oracle APEX?” Oracle APEX is a development platform with very little coding required. It allows for scalable, secure apps that can be deployed anywhere.
It allows your organizations to develop solutions faster, for less cost, and with greater consistency. In general, it’s easier to adapt to changing requirements.
What changed in Oracle APEX 19.1?
Some of the improvements include:
- REST-enabled forms
- A completely rearchitected form component
- Easy data loading for a variety of file formats
- Dark mode
- Declarative support for the JET Status Meter Gauge
- Single-click REST-enablement of database tables, views, and procedures
- Interactive Grid enhancements
- Bug fixes
As with most major versions, 19.0 had a number of bugs, many of which have been fixed in 19.1. So if you were holding off on upgrading to 19.0, there’s more stability in 19.1.
The video below has a quick tour of creating apps, using SQL Workshop, and installing some apps in APEX 19.