Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Oracle APEX: User friendly exceptions and logging

One of the bug-bears of Oracle Apex has been intercepting unplanned exceptions and displaying a user-friendly message. I've decided to tackle the issue using a little AJAX to capture the error and retrieve a "nice" user-friendly message. It also gives me the opportunity to log the error, as well as relevant session information. Check out Friendly Exception Messages with source code. The code uses Apex built-in javascript, so can be used on any application (no need for ExtJS).

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Another Oracle Apex ExtJS demo site

Tobias Arnhold has just released a Apex-ExtJS demo site APEX at Work as well as his blog.
It's well worth a look as Tobias is using a different ExtJS theme and is using more of the standard Apex builtins.
I look forward to seeing what he comes up with in the future.
Hopefully this may encourage a few others to demo their Apex-ExtJS solutions - I've seen screenshots from a number of other sites using ExtJS with Apex with really nice functionality.