Yesterday, February 27, the hosted demonstration instance of Oracle Application Express at http://apex.oracle.com was upgraded to Application Express 3.1. This is one of the last milestones in the release criteria for Application Express. If we can successfully upgrade an instance with over 11,000 workspaces and over 30,000 applications, this usually bodes well for the product release.
It's an incredibly valuable learning experience running and managing apex.oracle.com. There's nothing like using your own software.
There were over 1,100 participants in the hosted Early Adopter's release of Application Express 3.1. The feedback was invaluable, from comments to suggestions to bug reports. The Application Express community has my gratitude.