David Peake, Product Manager de Application Express compartió la nueva directiva para Apex 5.2.
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Oracle Application Express 5.2

Oracle Application Express 5.2 will focus on both new features and enhancements to existing functionality, and is planned to incorporate the following:
  • Remote SQL Data Access ‐ Extend common components such as Interactive Grids, Classic Reports and Charts to interface with data stored in remote databases using ORDS and REST.
  • REST Service Consumption ‐ Provide declarative methods to define references to external REST APIs and generic JSON data feeds and to use these references as data sources for Interactive Grids, Reports and Forms.
  • Declarative App Features ‐ Introduce a new Create App Wizard that allows for adding components and app features to new and existing applications.
  • Interactive Grid enhancements ‐ Add additional reporting capabilities such as Group-By and Pivot, support for subscriptions and computations, flexible row height and general UI improvements.
  • Page Designer ‐ Provide client-side wizards for the creation of more complex components like Dynamic Actions, Forms and Shared Components, User interface improvements.
  • Upgrade Oracle JET and jQuery ‐ Adopt the most recent versions of the integrated JavaScript libraries to take advantage of new Data Visualizations such as Gantt charts and new Form widgets and controls.
  • New REST Workshop ‐ Provide declarative methods to support the development of ORDS enabled REST web services, taking advantage of the latest features and functionality of ORDS.
  • Packaged Applications ‐ Improved framework and enhancements to the packaged applications.

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