APEX Application Development Service on Oracle Cloud

A few days ago Oracle announced the APEX Application Development Service on Oracle Cloud.

I had a sneak peak of this service last October. I’ve used APEX since it was know as Project Marvel, but despite this I’m renowned as the worst APEX developer on the planet. I think I was invited as a control subject… 🙂

The main thing I’m expecting from any platform is it must be as “administration free” as possible. APEX is a low-code development tool. Some APEX developers will have a lot of database administration skills, but some will not. I wanted to see a service that got people up and developing safely, with as little administration fuss as possible. I think that’s what Oracle have delivered, which makes me really happy.

These new APEX instances are built on Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP) instances, with some of the functionality disabled. There is a simpler route to create them using the “APEX Application Development > APEX Instances” menu, but you can create them through the normal Autonomous Database creation screens also.

Existing ATP instances can be accessed through the simplified interface, which is a nice touch.

I did my own run through of setting up an APEX instance here. I’m not going to talk much about the service, because there are lots of great APEX bloggers that are a better source of information than me. Make sure you check them out!

Happy APEXing!

Cheers

Tim…

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DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

2 thoughts on “APEX Application Development Service on Oracle Cloud”

  1. “with some of the functionality disabled” : do you know any details about what is disabled, or a link to information about that? All I know is no access via SQL*Net.

    Thanks much and best regards,
    Stew

  2. Stew: I suspect it is a full ATP instance under the hood, but if you look at the database admin screens, there are some key bits missing, including the SQL*Net access of course, which will be a problem for some people.

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