Course Number: ORC-394

Duration: 3 days (19.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Oracle APEX Training Overview

This Advanced Oracle Application Express (APEX) training teaches attendees how to fine-tune their applications to meet pixel perfect visual requirements. Students learn how to manually process standard and tabular forms and discuss error management and explore debugging techniques using SQL/Developer integration. Attendees also build and consume RESTful web services using the declarative framework provided by APEX. Finally, this course examines performance concerns, common pitfalls, and how to avoid them.

Note: This Apex class is taught using the latest version, however, earlier versions may be used upon request.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some Database courses are available as live, online classes for individuals.

Objectives

  • Customize APEX templates
  • Build themes from sample sites and modulate a design into components
  • Make your site responsive to accommodate a wide range of screens and capabilities
  • Build manual forms with PL/SQL
  • Manually create tabular forms and implement validation for those forms
  • Trap and log errors
  • Debug APEX applications
  • Improve performance
  • Troubleshoot production issues
  • Publish and consume RESTful services

Prerequisites

This APEX course is intended for seasoned APEX developers who can very easily navigate the environment and component attributes. Students should have taken Accelebrate's Intermediate Oracle Application Express class or have the equivalent experience.

Outline

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Introduction
Customizing APEX Templates
  • Create Custom Templates
  • Use Subscriptions
Building your own theme
  • Find a sample site and convert it to an APEX theme
  • How to approach modulating a design into components
Responsive Web Design
  • Allow applications to resize to any device
  • Brief CSS overview
  • How do media queries work?
  • Using print media query
APEX Collections
  • Create and use a collection.
  • Build an event application using a collection
  • Discuss collection limitations
  • Wrap collections in a database view
Manual Forms with PL/SQL
  • How to convert a declarative form to a manual form
  • Understand row locking in a web environment
  • Discuss MD5 hash and row versioning
  • Detect if row-level updates are needed
Manual Tabular forms
  • Manually Creating Tabular Forms
  • Validation in Tabular Forms
  • Working with Collections  
Error Trapping & Logging
  • Brief discussion on the interface injection design pattern
  • How to catch errors raised within APEX and PL/SQL
  • Map constraints and errors to friendly messages
Debugging
  • How to use the apex_debug API
  • How to approach locating a bug
  • Understand the sequence of events that happen on a page
  • Integrate SQL developer line by line debugger
SQL Developer & APEX Integration
  • Custom views and reports
  • Managing apex environment
  • Deploying applications
Performance
  • Settings which impact application performance
  • Fixing report pagination
  • How to use a dynamic report source
Production Issues
  • How to deploy an application
  • Discuss deployment strategies
  • Manage database objects, apex objects, and developer files
  • Deployment workflow
Intro to Mobile Development
  • Build a simple app using list views
  • Link the mobile app to the desktop version
  • Understand different user interfaces
REST services - Publish
  • Discuss ORDS(Oracle Restful Data Services) requirements
  • Create declarative services to expose data for disparate systems
REST services - Consume
  • WEB Source Modules
  • APEX_EXEC API
  • Read web service data from PL/SQL
  • Perform AJAX operations to retrieve data
  • apex.process javascript object
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All students receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

  • Oracle Application Express 5, 2018, or later
  • Each student computer will need a web browser and Oracle SQL Developer installed
  • Please contact us for detailed setup instructions if you have purchased this class


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