Oracle APEX Cookbook : Second Edition

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  • Produce feature-rich web applications in APEX 4.2
  • Create smartphone applications using jQuery Mobile
  • Use HTML5 and CSS3 in APEX
  • Generate RESTful web services
  • Working with the latest available plug-in types.
  • Make the development process easier by enhancing error handling
  • Developing HTML5 and CSS3 supported web applications
  • Follow hands-on examples to make the most out of the possibilities that APEX has to offer

Oracle Application Express (APEX) is a powerful, productive tool that helps you create modern web applications. The goal is to make everything declarative so the developer can reduce the amount of coding. With the jQuery mobile templates included, it is now also possible to create web applications for mobile devices, supporting mobile specific functionalities such as touch events.

"Oracle APEX Cookbook : Second Edition" covers all the details of Application Express, giving you complete control over the new features. It shows you how to create web applications, while explaining you the concepts and bringing out useful tips and techniques to make learning interesting for you.

In this second edition, you will learn how to modify themes and templates and how to use the new HTML5 and CSS3 features. You will also learn how to create visual effects such as tool tips and fading options. Furthermore, topics such as web services, publishing, administration, team development, and web sheets will be covered.

This book will show you how to be agile in the development of your web applications by using team development, debugging, and third-party tools. After reading this book, you will be able to create feature-rich web applications in Application Express 4.2 with ease and confidence.

  • Explore APEX to build applications with the latest techniques in AJAX and Javascript using features such as plugins and dynamic actions
  • With HTML5 and CSS3 support, make the most out of the possibilities that APEX has to offer
  • Part of Packt's Cookbook series: Each recipe is a carefully organized sequence of instructions to complete the task as efficiently as possible
Page Count 444
Course Length 13 hours 19 minutes
ISBN 9781782179672
Date Of Publication 24 Oct 2013


Michel Van Zoest

Michel van Zoest is a consultant with years of experience in building web applications using Oracle technologies such as Oracle Web Forms, Oracle Designer, MOD_PLSQL, ADF, SOA Suite, and of course, APEX. He is one of the first Oracle Application Express Developer Certified Experts in the world. He has used his APEX knowledge in projects for companies ranging in size from a single employee to large multinationals. His experience in these projects has been used in the realization of this book. Michel currently works at Whitehorses in the Netherlands and runs his own blog at He also blogs at the company website on and he regularly writes White book articles (in Dutch) for Whitehorses. You can reach Michel on Twitter at @mvzoest or e-mail him at

Marcel Van Der Plas

Marcel van der Plas was born in 1969 in Eindhoven and still lives there. He has been an Oracle Consultant for over 15 years. Marcel has worked on many projects with Oracle Designer, Oracle Forms, and Oracle Reports. Later on, he became interested in APEX and did some projects with APEX. Marcel has been working on an APEX project for an electronics company for over 2 years. Marcel currently works for Ciber. Other companies he worked for are Atos Origin and Whitehorses. For Whitehorses, he wrote some articles (White books) about Oracle. Marcel wrote the Oracle APEX 4.0 Cookbook, Packt Publishing, with Michel van Zoest. You can find APEX blogposts from Marcel at Besides that, you can follow Marcel on Twitter (@whmvdp).