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

Creating a Modal Dialog in APEX 5.0

Modal dialogs are a useful feature for all kinds of APEX applications and with the release of APEX 5, they are supported natively. You can easily implement one as part of a “Form..

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Creating a Mobile App in Apex 5.0

Since the release of APEX 5.0 EA3 I’ve been looking into the updated mobile theme and what we can produce with it. In this blog I will show you how I created a small demo..

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Parsing JSON in APEX 5.0

As part of the APEX 5.0 Beta documentation there is a new APEX_JSON package available. This is a welcome addition that helps us integrate our applications with web services that..

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Securing Vulnerability Exploits with Apex – Part 3

For my final security blog I will be looking at SQL injection and cross site scripting, both of which should always be considered when developing a web based application. Apex has..

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ORDS 3 – Installation

This article builds on the ORDS blogs I have been writing but moves forward a little to look at the ORDS version 3 early adopter and specifically getting it up and running.

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Securing Vulnerability Exploits with Apex – Part 2

Following on from my last blog, which focused on configuring access control within Apex, the focus of this blog is protecting the session state within an application. We will look..

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Replacing Discoverer with APEX and BIP – A Perfect Match

I have already looked at the fact that APEX is a perfect replacement for Discoverer in an earlier blog post and that inbuilt tools such as the powerful APEX interactive report..

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APEX Security Considerations – Part 1

Whenever you are developing a web based application, there are many security concerns that need to be considered. When developing using Oracle Apex, there are a number of in-built..

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APEX I get, but what is ORDS

This article is the first in a series which will look at the Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS previously known as the APEX listener) and APEX and the features that you can unlock.

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APEX and EBS Integration

This article will explore the integration and extensions that Oracle Application Express (APEX) gives you when using Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS).

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