For coming Oracle OpenWorld, from 2 till 6 October this year, my paper on Oracle Application Express within the Oracle SOA Suite was selected. Two hot Oracle-topics combined into a one hour power session on how to work effectively with two technologies that somewhat collide with each other. But it isn’t such a strange topic, I’ve been talking about it for quite a while now.
When taking an abstract look at Oracle APEX, we see a technology that uses the Oracle Database to generate user interfaces on top of data in a fast manner. It doesn’t really care what the source of the data is. Tables in the database itself, or web services. Using this ‘clean’ look on the technology it is quite possible to combine the powerful features of APEX with the essentials for Service Oriented Architecture embedded in the Oracle SOA Suite.
There are three basic approaches to this. First is using APEX merely as a way to show content that is offered by a web service. Second is building APEX applications on top of the Oracle Database as if we where using Oracle ADF’s Business Components. Simply build screens on top of a database. Use SOA components for everything else. Third is a wider approach, combining method one and two into something completely different. A completely clean web application build using Oracle Application Express that calls and receives answers from web services and BPEL processes.
It is as simple as that. (There is some more to it, but I will tell you about that during oow11…)
Are there any specific parts that you would like to hear about during this session? Some difficulties you want us to tackle? Tell me in the comments! It’s time to build up an awesome session!Oracle OpenWorld '11: Oracle APEX within SOA Suite,