Oracle APEX 4.0 Cookbook

It has now been over a month since the Oracle APEX 4.0 Cookbook has been published.
The first sales information and reviews are in and it is looking great.

It has been a real fun few weeks with a lot of congratulations and positive feedback.
On January 12th I had a meeting at Oracle Netherlands headquarters in De Meern to present the first signed copy of the book to Iloon Ellen-Wolff, the Global Technical Lead for Application Express for the Oracle Corporation.

Handing over the first signed copy

Also the first reviews for the book by fellow APEX developers started rolling in. Like these from Rinie Romme and Christian Rokitta. But also a great reference from Joel Kallman, the Director of Software Development at Oracle.

All in all things are still looking great for the book and I’m curious where it will lead me in the future. At least I’ve been noticed by the community now :)

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Passed APEX 3.2 Beta Certification

Oracle Application Express Developer Certified Expert Logo

Yesterday I returned from my summer vacation in the French town of Pierrefite-sur-Sauldre. Me and my family spend 2 wonderful weeks in the Alicourts resort.

This morning I opened my e-mail for the first time and found a nice little surprise from the Oracle Certification Program.
A while ago (in february) I participated in the Application Express 3.2 certification beta program. I took the exam in Utrecht and waited for the beta period to end.
The e-mail I received from Oracle and Pearson VUE contained a link to my Score Report. The verdict was: Passed!

So now I’m officially certified in “1Z1-450: Oracle Application Express 3.2: Developing Web Applications” or Oracle Application Express Developer Certified Expert for “short” :)

APEX 4.0 New Features

I did another Whitebook (in dutch). This time the subject is New Features in the APEX 4.0 Early Adopters release.
You can find it at the Whitehorses website.

By the way; besides this personal blog I also publish articles on the blog at the Whitehorses site together with the other Oracle, Java and SOA specialists of the company. These blogs are in english. A direct link to the list of my blogs is in my profile.

New Whitebook and blog

For my employer Whitehorses I have written a new Whitebook on Application Translations in APEX. This Whitebook was written together with colleague Ome-B, the owner of www.Ome-B.nl and author of the book Oracle Application Express Forms Converter.

Following up on this Whitebook I have posted a blog at blog.whitehorses.nl, to explain how these translations work in the early adopters release of APEX 4.0.