Modernizing Oracle Forms with HTML Maps

One of the key things we wanted to do with Oracle Forms is give users to the tools to exploit new technologies - and I've been talking about this in my blog recently.  But one Forms user who is taking this to the max is Francois Degrelle.  In this example, he uses and HTML map to show geographic data which can then be used to trigger a query into Forms.

I think if more Forms developers can see the opportunities with complementing technologies then they can really push the limits of their applications - great job Francois.

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A question about spread of APEX

Hi,
as I see you are an APEX expert, I'd like to know your opinion about this: nowadays is it better to learn to develop applications by using APEX or is Oracle Forms yet quite used all over the world? I'd like to know whether Forms is going to "die" or not What's your experience about it? I ask for it 'cause I'm an italian developer and I've been working as pl/sql developer and DBA for many years and I'm about to apply as application developer so I wonder whether Forms is the future or only APEX.
Thanks!

Posted by guest on May 28, 2012 at 02:44 PM BST #

Oracle has been very clear that there are no plans to desupport Forms - see
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/issue-archive/2010/toolssod-3-129969.pdf

Forms IS used all over the world and is the key tool for many of today's business applications developed on the Oracle database. However you have a choice, if Apex suits your needs, use Apex, if Forms fits your needs use Forms or if ADF fits your needs, use ADF. The choice is yours.

Posted by Grant on May 28, 2012 at 02:48 PM BST #

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