Friday, January 31, 2014
Oracle Application Express 5.0 Early Adopter 1 now available
We are quite happy to announce the beginning of the Oracle Application Express 5.0 Early Adopter program, at https://apexea.oracle.com. This is our open-to-the-public beta program where we encourage our customers (new and old), and also those just interested in Oracle Application Express, to kick the tires of our forthcoming release. Click the big blue "Request a Workspace" button to get started.
You'll notice right away that the authentication for Oracle Application Express requires an Oracle account. This is the same account you would use for many Oracle sites, including the OTN Community discussion forums. If you don't have an account, then simply follow the instructions on the login page to "Sign up for a free Oracle Web account". However, ensure that you specify the same email address as your Oracle Web account when requesting a new workspace.
The list of new features in Oracle Application Express 5.0 Early Adopter 1 can be reviewed here. Not everything is ready for prime time, so these are the features we are specifically looking for feedback.
We plan on having an Oracle Application Express 5.0 Early Adopter 2 program. When that happens, the entire instance will be rebuilt, so don't get too married to any of the data or applications - they will be removed. Also, there is no guarantee that the applications you create can be imported into any future release of APEX.
The Known Issues will be populated soon, as well the application to review your submitted feedback. However, we encourage you to use this Early Adopter instance and provide your unvarnished comments. We still have some miles to travel for Oracle Application Express, but we believe that this will eventually become one of the watershed releases for APEX and the community.
Thank you for all of your support.
Posted by Joel R. Kallman at 1/31/2014 05:39:00 PM