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  • May 4, 2020

I'm in India and I'm interested in Oracle APEX. Where do I get started?

Chaitanya Koratamaddi
Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle APEX | Database Tools

Oracle APEX is the world's most popular low-code platform for enterprise apps. Oracle APEX has been expanding rapidly across the globe and especially in the Indian market. There are a number of dedicated professionals, partners, and customers in India contributing their best in making Oracle APEX a smashing success! 

If you have arrived at this blog post, then you are in India and probably might fall under any of the following categories:

  • Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced Oracle APEX or PL/SQL Developer
  • DBA
  • Existing Oracle Database customer
  • Full-stack developer
  • Work in a line of business
  • Citizen developer
  • Low Code Enthusiast
  • Student
  • Company offering Oracle APEX products or services
  • Customer looking for Oracle APEX Consulting Companies or resources in India

You might be anyone in the above list, but the first thing that comes to your mind is where do I get started? You also get curious about how to get connected to the Oracle APEX Community in India?  You definitely need a list of resources that you can keep referring to. This blog post is for you and so bookmark this blog post's URL for reference.

Anything and Everything Oracle APEX:

The first thing you should be looking at is the one-stop-shop for anything and everything about Oracle APEX: apex.oracle.com. Navigate through different sections of this site to learn about the power of Oracle APEX. Oracle APEX runs anywhere that Oracle Database runs, whether it is on-premises, Oracle Cloud, or anywhere else. Sign up for Oracle Cloud Free Tier to run Oracle APEX or sign up for a free workspace on apex.oracle.com. Click here for different options to get started with Oracle APEX.

Oracle APEX India Community Office Hours: Learn, Connect, and Collaborate!

Office Hours offers free, live Q&A sessions with experts in various aspects of Oracle technologies. We started this Oracle APEX India Community Office Hours on April 29, 2020. This is  a dedicated Office Hours by the APEX India Community and for the APEX India Community. The goal of this program is to provide a platform for the APEX India Community to learn, connect, network, and collaborate. Once every two months, we invite speakers from APEX India Community to present their learnings, demos, tips, best practices and so on. The first edition is a smashing success with 236 attendees joining in from different parts of India! Click here to replay the video.

Are you excited to join in the next community office hours? Well, it's simple, just go to this page and Sign in to Subscribe. You will get regular updates and reminders of the upcoming Office Hours. Bookmark this URL: https://bitly.com/oracleapex-india

 

India Oracle APEX User Group (INOAUG): World's First Oracle APEX Only User Group

INOAUG is a Non-Profit organisation started by like-minded, and passionate Oracle APEX enthusiasts in India. What started as a meet-up group in Chennai couple of years ago has grown into a full fledged registered Oracle User Group in 2019. INOAUG is an ODTUG affiliate and has members across the country. Towards end of every October or early November, INOAUG hosts their annual APEX India Conference.

INOAUG maintains a WhatsApp group for APEX related discussions and knowledge sharing amongst the members. Members of this group are super active in responses. You can join this group by sending an email to contact@inoaug.org. Make sure you provide details such as name, mobile, email, location and APEX experience. You can also reach out to INOAUG on Twitter or Facebook.

 

Oracle APEX - Bengaluru

This is the local chapter for INOAUG in Bengaluru and there is a dedicated WhatsApp group for the local community. This WhatsApp group is maintained by APEX India Community Bengaluru leaders Prashanth Kumar and Srihari Ravva.

Oracle APEX Consulting Companies in India

There are many consulting companies in India helping customers by offering Oracle APEX products and services. and also providing Oracle APEX trainings and workshops. Navigate to the Consulting Companies section on our APEX Community Central and select India from the Country list. If you are an APEX consulting company based out of India, we would love to add you to our list on APEX Community Central. Just send an email with the following details to oracle-application-express_ww@oracle.com:

  • Company Name and URL
  • Country, State or City
  • Description of your consulting services
  • Company logo that at a minimum is a JPEG, bitmapped logo that is clearly read when sized at a maximum 160 pixels wide, 80 pixels high. Other options are Illustrator .ai and .eps files, which can be resized without degradation.

And finally, we always promote Oracle APEX India workshops, roadshows, sessions at conferences, and our marketing events in social media. So, if you want to stay updated with what's happening with APEX in India, subscribe or follow these official channels:

Oracle APEX Community is what makes Oracle APEX Great! Oracle APEX is expanding rapidly in the Indian market and in my role as a Product Manager, I've been very actively involved with many Indian customers from different industry sectors. On a day to day basis, I keep getting questions from developers in India who are beginners and looking for guidance, developers who want to interact with fellow community members in India, and customers who are looking out for APEX resources in India. Well, there are resources available and now is the time to utilise them to the fullest.  We look forward to welcoming you into this thriving community in India. If you have additional suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment.