One of the things that developers often fear is when the software that they use to create their applications is discontinued and all support for that software is likewise gone. While there are Oracle consulting services available for exactly that situation, it would always be better if the software or programming language you are using is in constant development. This way, your knowledge or skills would not be rendered obsolete.
One of the most common questions when it comes to Oracle Application Express (APEX) touches on the long-term plans that Oracle has for it. The short answer is that Oracle is very much committed to developing APEX further. The company will also continue to support it.
This is really not surprising because Oracle Application Express really has value. More and more businesses are finding that using APEX delivers great returns on their investments. The tool allows developers to be very productive while also helping them come up with a great application with all the features they need.
The benefits of Oracle APEX
In today’s business environment, it is very important that companies are able to come up with applications quickly even as conditions change constantly. And this is where Oracle Application Express helps a lot.
Another thing that keeps Oracle APEX on the radar is the fact that there is a very lively and robust community of developers behind it. One look at Oracle’s own OTN forums and you would see that APEX developers are not just creating apps using the software but they are very willing to help out others that encounter problems with it. A quick search on Google can give you a list of more than 150 blogs on Oracle Application Express. And of course, there are the many companies that offer Oracle consulting services to their customers.
No matter how you look at it, the fact remains that there are a lot of developers out there who prefer using Oracle Application Express.
It’s totally FREE!
APEX comes free with Oracle Database and maybe that is why you rarely hear an Oracle sales person talk about it. But the reality is, it is one of the most powerful development platforms that you could use to develop your custom applications. In fact, if you are looking for the perfect tool to develop custom apps that touch on PL/SQL and SQL, this is the tool for you, as much as using Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle ADF for Java applications.
Also, Oracle itself uses APEX for its own custom applications. You could see a lot of apps available on the Oracle Store that has been made using this software. It is also integrated with Oracle Database Cloud Service.
So in answer to the question of whether you would need third-party Oracle consulting services for Oracle Application Express, the answer is no. At least not in the near future. Nevertheless, if you want to get the most out of your Oracle investments, Four Cornerstone can help you with anything related to Oracle from deployment, to training, to consulting. Call us today and drive your business towards progress!
Photo by Oracle.