Gauges in APEX can look Gaugaustic!

Oracle APEX is a very suitable RAD tool for quickly creating efficient database-centric web applications. We all know that and that’s what we mostly use it for. I’ve come across some comments here and there about using APEX as a replacement for dashboards. Ever since the introduction of Oracle JET Charts in APEX 5.1+, having interactive dashboards is not far-fetched anymore. Although Oracle JET provides a whole lot of functionality, it’s no very complete. Based on the requirement I had which needed Dynamic gauges to be created, I decided to integrate the D3 JavaScript library into APEX. After doing so, I created an APEX plugin for these gauges for public use. I intend on introducing this plugin in this blog post.

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Timers in Oracle APEX – Retro Style!

Retro Clock

I’m back with another plugin. A customer of mine had a requirement to show a classy timer on a form so that the people filling in the forms knew how much time they had been spending filling in the super long form. I initially did it precisely for that case, but they liked it too much and wanted ┬áthe timers on a whole lot of pages. That’s what pushed me to turn it into a simple plugin so that our other developers with less knowledge of JavaScript/jQuery could benefit from it too.

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