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  • January 2, 2015

Oracle Application Express and 2015: Fasten Your Seat Belt

Joel Kallman
Senior Director, Software Development


2015 will be remembered as the year that Oracle Application Express took off like a rocket.  This isn't a mere wish.  We, at Oracle, know it.  Get ready for a monumental year for all of us in the Oracle Application Express community.

The long-awaited Oracle Application Express 5.0 will be released in 2015.  Oracle Application Express 5.0 is the largest and most significant release in the 10-year production history of Oracle Application Express, measured in both man years of development and financial investment.  While Oracle Application Express 5.0 is a dramatic leap in developer productivity, Oracle Application Express 5.0 is also a huge step forward in the easy development of beautiful, modern, responsive Web applications.  If you're a database developer building Web applications or looking to extend the Oracle eBusiness Suite with Oracle Application Express, get ready for a banner year.  And get accustomed to being the hero.

If you're interested in learning about Oracle Application Express, or if you're an experienced user wishing to learn how you can capitalize on Oracle Application Express 5.0, there are a number of conferences you should circle on your calendar now:

APEX World (March 25, 2015), Rotterdam, The Netherlands - 6th annual conference, advertised as "the largest APEX-only conference in the galaxy" with world-class speakers.

ODTUG APEXposed! 2015 (May 6, 2015), Montreal, Canada - This action-packed conference returns to Montreal with sessions that will span a wide range of APEX skill sets, from introductory to expert.  

2015 Great Lakes Oracle Conference (May 18, 2015 - May 20, 2015), Cleveland, Ohio, USA - A handful of Oracle Application Express sessions in addition to a pre-conference Oracle Application Express workshop. 

APEX Connect 2015 (June 9, 2015 - June 10, 2015), Düsseldorf, Germany - This DOAG-sponsored event offers 45 sessions over 2 days from an impressive array of world-class speakers, primarily for the German-speaking community.

ODTUG Kscope15 (June 21, 2015 - June 25, 2015), Hollywood, Florida, USA - 45 sessions over 5 days, and as a bonus, the Oracle Application Express product development team exclusively presents on the must-attend Sunday Symposium.  If you're into APEX, Kscope15 cannot be missed.

DOAG Konferenz + Ausstellung (November 17, 2014 - November 20, 2015), Nürnberg, Germany - The ever-growing and passionate APEX community in Germany comes together at this very technical and professionally delivered conference.

UKOUG Technology Conference and Exhibition (December 7, 2015 - December 9, 2015), Birmingham, England - The Oracle Application Express community in the United Kingdom converges here, and with hopes for a dedicated APEX track in 2015.

In addition to these conferences, don't forget the Oracle APEX Meetup groups, which are taking off across the globe.  To date, there are 25 groups across 4 continents, and growing.  Come join one of the most passionate and enthusiastic user communities on the planet!