Craig Sykes

Craig is a Senior Development Consultant at DSP-Explorer. Craig has an MSc in Computing Science and is an experienced software engineer, utilising development tools such as PL/SQL and APEX to provide bespoke ERP software to both UK and international businesses. Craig has experience developing solutions to connect Oracle systems to a wide range of existing external applications within business environments.

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Latest Posts

Oracle Heralds a New Dawn for APEX

Oracle recently published news about their new exciting new Cloud offering – the APEX Application Development Service. This service is a fully supported “APEX first” environment..

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Creating A Mobile App From Scratch

Most businesses will at some point find a problem that could be overcome by developing a mobile app. For a lot of people though, the time, money and skills required to develop a..

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Oracle ATP Free Tier: Machine Learning and APEX Integration

Finally, Oracle has released a supported free tier of their cloud database offering. I’ve been hoping that they would release some kind of Express Edition in the cloud for years..

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AI Tech North

Last month I attended the new AI Tech North conference in Leeds. “AI” (Artificial Intelligence) is a topic I’ve been touching on recently in various projects with technologies..

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Build a Chatbot on Your Lunch Break

I’m primarily an APEX developer, and one of the things I love about APEX is how I can create something impressive in such a such a short space of time. I can build an application..

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Apiary and APEX

More and more projects I work on at the minute make use of RESTful Web Services. These can either be a way of exposing our own data or a way to make use of data from external..

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Creating an Online Leaderboard in APEX

In my spare time I like to play around with creating video games in technologies other than Oracle (!).  I recently created a game for an online community that I participate in..

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Integrating Chatbots with your APEX (or non-APEX) web application

Lots of people are talking about chatbots alongside other tech buzzwords like AI and IoT. I like to look into these up and coming technologies to see what might be useful for..

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Querying an Oracle Database Using Amazon Alexa

At the UKOUG Tech17 conference last year, I delivered a presentation called APEX and the Internet of Things. As part of this presentation, I wanted to demonstrate how to query the..

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