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Cloudy Normal Button :hover fix

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Maybe you have noticed it, maybe not, but the hover effect of the Normal Button template in the APEX Cloudy theme does not  work in IE. It seems it hasn’t been implemented. So if you want the hover effect in IE, here is the CSS snippet you need to to add to your template:

.ie6 a.uButton:hover span, .ie6 a.uButtonLarge:hover span, .ie6 a.uButtonSmall:hover span, .ie7 a.uButton:hover span, .ie7 a.uButtonLarge:hover span, .ie7 a.uButtonSmall:hover span, .ie8 a.uButton:hover span, .ie8 a.uButtonLarge:hover span, .ie8 a.uButtonSmall:hover span, .ie9 a.uButton:hover span, .ie9 a.uButtonLarge:hover span, .ie9 a.uButtonSmall:hover span { background: url(#IMAGE_PREFIX#themes/theme_24/images/app_theme.png) 0 -400px repeat-x #DEDEDE; }
This will only affect IE and will load a slightly lighter gray gradient background on the hover state of the normal button.

Credits go to Shakeeb. Thanks!

Book Release: “APEX Best Practices” - A First Impression

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Today (nov. 6th 2012), the book ‘APEX Best Practices’ written by Learco Brizzi, Iloon Ellen-Wolff and Alex Nuijten was finally released. I was curious about the book, for several reasons:

I promised the book to the winners of my FifApex competition earlier this yearI know all three authors and heard some stories about the process of making itAs an APEX developer: what ‘Best Practices’ will the book advice

Here is my first impression:
There is more to APEX then just building pages, and this is where this book comes in handy. Installation, set-up, maintenance, versioning, deployment, printing, are all subjects elaborated in this book. ‘APEX Best Practices’ will help you planning and setting up your environment. Also the book talks about creating pages and reports as well, it’s not the usual step-by-step tutorial. It focuses on the structure of an application and the development process in general.

The book contains an extensive chapter (probably written by Alex) on how to leverage the Or…