- Oracle Forms 22.214.171.124 Released June 21, 2016
- SQL Developer Overview
- What's New for Oracle Database Cloud - Database as a Service
- ORDS 3.0.5 is now available
- Learn more about Application Express
- How to generate random JobIDs in Oracle Reports
- Future Direction for Application Express (APEX) and the Oracle HTTP Server (OHS) / Mod_plsql
- How to Broadcast Messages to Oracle Forms Users using System Notifications
- Application Express in the Cloud
- ORDS 3.0.4 was released
Wednesday Jun 22, 2016
Friday Jun 10, 2016
By Alexandra Vornicu-Oracle on Jun 10, 2016
- Data Pump
- Recovery Manager (RMAN)
- Oracle Auditing
- User and Role management
- Storage management, including the ability to add space to your tablespaces
- Resource Manager
- Diagnostic Pack features:Snapshots, Baselines, ADDM, ASH, AWR
- Logical, relational, physical, dimensional modeling
- Data Flow Diagrams
- DDL scripting
- Importing from data dictionaries, DDL scripts, Oracle Designer Repositories, and ERwin
- a Reporting Repository
- Versioning of your designs via Subversion
- Comparing models with generation of ALTER scripts
- a powerful search and reporting utility
- Create Connections
- Browse Objects
- Create Objects
- Modify Objects
- Query and Update Data
- Export Data and DDL and Import Data
- Schema Copy and Compare
- Process Commands
- Edit PL/SQL
- Run and Debug PL/SQL
- Run and Create Reports
- PL/SQL Unit Testing
- Data Modeler Viewer
- Migrate from Third Party Databases
- Version Files
- Review the Robust IDE
- Getting Started
- What is Oracle SQL Developer?
- Online Demonstrations
- Tutorials and Oracle By Examples
- White Papers and Supporting Documents
- SQL Developer Feature List
- SQL Developer Certifications
- SQL Developer Architecture
- Pricing, Support & Licensing Questions
- SQL Developer Release History
- Statement of Direction
- SQL*Plus Commands
For additional information, consult the official pages:
Tuesday May 31, 2016
By Alexandra Vornicu-Oracle on May 31, 2016
Keep up with the latest features released for Database as a Service by consulting the official page for 'What's New in Database as a Service'
This document describes what's new in Oracle Database Cloud - Database as a Service. It's organized by the date a specific feature or capability became available.
How you gain access to a new feature depends on which part of Database as a Service the feature is added to:
- Feature added to the Oracle Database Cloud Service console
When a new feature is added to the web-based Oracle Database Cloud Service console, you gain immediate access to the feature. The feature is available to existing service instances and those created after the availability date. You don't need to perform or request an upgrade to be able to use the new feature.
- Feature added to the cloud tooling available locally on service instances
When a new feature is added to the cloud tooling available locally on service instances, you do need to update the cloud tooling on existing service instances to take advantage of the new feature. For information about updating this tooling, see Updating the Cloud Tooling on a Database as a Service Instance in Using Oracle Database Cloud - Database as a Service.
- Feature added to base image used to create service instances
Some features are available only in service instances you create after the feature becomes available. For those features the base image that first contained the feature is noted in the item listing in this document. To find out the base image version for a service instance, see Finding Out the Base Image Version of a Database as a Service Instance at the end of this document.
For the current month - May 2016 - these features were added:
- Oracle Data Guard available
- Backup and recovery available through the console
- Updated version of Oracle REST Data Services
- Oracle GlassFish Server removed
Monday May 16, 2016
By Alexandra Vornicu-Oracle on May 16, 2016
- The default self signed certificate is valid for 365 days and will be regenerated if expired the next time ORDS is started.
- If using an existing certificate, a DER encoded private key is required.
- It is recommended to use Java 8 in order for Jetty to use the most recent cipher suites to establish secure connections.
Thursday May 12, 2016
By Alexandra Vornicu-Oracle on May 12, 2016
If you have the Oracle Database, you already have Application Express.
Since 2004, Application Express has been a fully supported and no-cost feature of the Oracle Database.
- Application Express 5 Overview
- Application Express 5 New Features
- Application Express 5 Mobile
- Application Express 5 Architecture & Administration
- Application Express in Oracle Database 12c Multitenant Architecture
- Responsive Web Design in Application Express using HTML5 and CSS3
- Implementing RESTful Web Services with Oracle Application Express
- Practical Uses for Web Services in Application Express
- Using Oracle Application Express to Build Highly Accessible Web Applications
- Extending Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 using Oracle Application Express
Thursday Apr 21, 2016
By Alexandra Vornicu-Oracle on Apr 21, 2016
Starting with the 12.1.3 Oracle HTTP Server (OHS), the mod_plsql feature has been deprecated.
Monday Mar 21, 2016
By Alexandra Vornicu-Oracle on Mar 21, 2016
Did you know?
Oracle Application Express can be used in the Cloud.
The Oracle Database Cloud Service is available in several different offerings. Database Schema Service (the schema-based APEX service) offering provides HTTPS access to the Oracle Database and is targeted at developers. Database as a Service and Virtual Image (the dedicated database instance service) are well suited for customers needing a full database or SQL*Net connectivity.
The following figure illustrates the architectural differences between these offerings:
Monday Mar 07, 2016
Tuesday Mar 01, 2016
By Alexandra Vornicu-Oracle on Mar 01, 2016
A new features overview for Oracle Forms 12c has recently been released.
In this new white paper, detailed information can be found on several important topics:
Forms Runtime and Integration Features
- Oracle BI-Publisher Integration
- System Events
- Audio Playback
- Single Sign-out
- Client Deployment
- Custom Text on Logon and Password Change Dialogs
- Tab Labels with Images
- Record Counter
- Item Level Mouse Cursor (Pointer)
- Setting Max Event Wait Programmatically
- Client IP Address
- Form Query-Only Mode
- Oracle Diagnostic Logging and Forms MESSAGE Built-in
- JVM Controller
- Custom Color Schemes
- New Applet Parameters
- New Environment Variables
Forms Design Time and Utility Features
- Builder Preferences
- Module Converter
- Product Documentation and Community
- Java Developer API (JDAPI)
- WebUtil without OLE
Read more about each feature in Oracle Forms 12c New Features White Paper.
Tuesday Jan 12, 2016
By Markus -Oracle on Jan 12, 2016
Quite right in sync with the year change, we have a bunch of product updates.
New releases are in place
Find all details - new features, fix list, downloads - on the related product sites following the links above.
Tuesday Jan 05, 2016
By Alexandra Vornicu-Oracle on Jan 05, 2016
In Fusion Middleware 12c, Oracle Forms product introduces a new installation option named 'Forms Builder Only'.
This option offers the ability to install only the Forms Builder and its associated utilities. No runtime or related components will be installed.
This lighter weight installation option will be helpful when a runtime environment is not needed.
All the steps needed to configure Forms Builder Standalone 12c are presented in
Apart from the 'Form Builder Only', Forms Builder can installed as part of 'Forms and Reports Deployment' option as shown below.
Read more about Oracle Forms and Reports 12c version in:
Oracle Forms and Reports 12c (12.2.1) Download and Readme
Oracle Forms and Reports 12c (12.2.1) - Overview
Oracle® Fusion Middleware Publishing Reports to the Web with Oracle Reports Services
Oracle® Fusion Middleware Oracle Reports User's Guide to Building Reports
Oracle® Fusion Middleware System Requirements and Specifications12c (12.2.1)
Tuesday Dec 22, 2015
By Alexandra Vornicu-Oracle on Dec 22, 2015
An API is described as RESTful when it conforms to the tenets of REST. Although a full discussion of REST is outside the scope of this document, a RESTful API has the following characteristics:
- Data is modelled as a set of resources. Resources are identified by URIs.
- A small, uniform set of operations are used to manipulate resources (for example, PUT, POST, GET, DELETE).
- A resource can have multiple representations (for example, a blog might have a HTML representation and a RSS representation).
- Services are stateless and since it is likely that the client will want to access related resources, these should be identified in the representation returned, typically by providing hypertext links.
Creating a RESTful Services can be achieved in two ways:
1. Using Oracle Application Express 4.2 SQL Workshop or above with ORDS 2.0.6 or above.
Detailed steps are presented in Doc ID 2085947.1.
2. Using SQL Developer 4.1 and above with ORDS 3.0.2 or above. Oracle Application Express is not required with this combination.
Read more about this option in : Section E:Getting Started with RESTful Services
Check out the Oracle REST Data Services Installation, Configuration, and Development Guide and the Oracle RESTful Data Services FAQ ( Doc ID 2085904.1 ) for more details.
Thursday Dec 10, 2015
By Alexandra Vornicu-Oracle on Dec 10, 2015
Oracle Forms and Reports 12c lifetime support dates are now defined.
At this point in time they are as follows:
|Release|| GA Date
| Forms and Reports 11.1.2.x
|| Oct 2011
|| Dec 2016
|| Dec 2018
| Forms and Reports 12.2.x
|| Oct 2015
|| Oct 2020
|| Oct 2023
For more specifics on Premier Support, Extended Support, and Sustaining Support, please refer to Oracle Lifetime Support Policy or visit us at oracle.com/support
Monday Oct 26, 2015
By Alexandra Vornicu-Oracle on Oct 26, 2015
We are proud to announce the release of Oracle Forms and Reports 12c.
This version provides a compelling platform for developing and deploying your next generation of applications and upgrading your existing applications.
Read more about this version in the links below:
System Requirements and Specifications
For download go here