Although at Explorer we spend most of our time creating brand-new bespoke APEX applications or completing Forms to APEX projects; sometimes we are asked to work on and/or support an existing APEX application, both for external clients and for our own internal systems.
Having come from a more support orientated background where I have spent a lot of time supporting/fixing/upgrading applications which I wasn’t originally involved with during development or implementation; I have a lot of experience in what users need and want and also what can be done during development to make support life easier in the future.
I recently prepared and gave a presentation on this topic for OUG TECH17 and OUG Ireland 2018 and below is a recording of this.
I set out to find out if application support was any harder with an APEX application, well, no it isn’t; in fact, for some of the biggest challenges facing application support with a little bit of thought being applied during development and with the use of some of the great built-in tools and functionality both in APEX and the Oracle Database; support life can be good!
Author: Paul Jones
Job Title: Oracle APEX Development Consultant
Bio: Paul is a Development Consultant at DSP-Explorer. Paul has a BSc in Computing from the University of Leeds and is now building on considerable experience in development and support using Oracle PL/SQL and Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS). Paul is employing APEX to provide quality, bespoke software solutions both internally and to a range of organisations.