Book review: Oracle Application Express 3.2 – The Essentials and More
In June, just before the official release of APEX 4.0 and #APEX4 Twitter messages popping up on my desktop every minute, I noticed a tweet from one of the authors of this book saying something like: “...bad timing…just released our book APEX 3.2 – Essentials and More …”. Well, I agree. Just looking at the books title, you might really think: Bad Timing. But, you should never just judge a book by its cover (or Title, in this case).
Just let´s forget about APEX 4.0 for a moment.
I like this book. It is a great companion for ever APEX developer.
But what about the 3.2 / 4.0 bad-timing thing?
Well, there are still lots of environments and applications based on APEX 3.2. It will take a while until all those have been upgraded. Apex 4.0 is a great step forward, but the basic principles are still the same as in 3.2. Almost all 3.2 techniques and functionality still is there. So this book will help you too when learning and developing in APEX 4.0. If you are aware of the new functionality and keep in mind that the screenshots and examples might look a bit different, this book is still a valid reference. Anyway, I don´t think you will find an APEX 4.0 book this extensive just yet.