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Big apps over APEX showcase

GiuseppeL Newbie
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Hi all,

I'm writing a document for my company explaining the advantages of APEX over others solutions.

One of the points I want to add is write about some applications builded with APEX (if there are screenshots better), to show APEX is a good option to develop big projects (ERP, CRM and so on)

Can you, please, share about the projects you work?

This post could be interesting to newbies too.

Regards.
  • 1. Re: Big apps over APEX showcase
    Ramesh P, Oracle APEX Developer Journeyer
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    Hi,
    This is UDOT website.

    http://www.udot.utah.gov/main/f?p=100:6:0::::V,T:,1

    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/apex/application-express/apex-com-internet-apps-098508.html
  • 2. Re: Big apps over APEX showcase
    jariola Guru
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    Hi,

    My blog =)
    http://dbswh.webhop.net/htmldb/f?p=BLOG:HOME


    Regards,
    Jari
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  • 3. Re: Big apps over APEX showcase
    GiuseppeL Newbie
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    I know about the applications showcase where UDOT website is posted but sadly not all links in this site works, and not all shows the projects as is (one redirects a new joomla installation lol)

    UDOT website looks cool, and yours too jarola.

    Thanks both, I hope more community members join this thread with more samples

    Edited by: GiuseppeL on 14-feb-2013 8:40

    Edited by: GiuseppeL on 14-feb-2013 8:40
  • 4. Re: Big apps over APEX showcase
    scott.wesley Guru
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    It's a good list of sites, though... some high visibility ones like AskTom.

    Oracle Learning Library
    http://apex.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=44785

    Any of the packaged applications with 4.2

    Oracle's statement of direction for Application Development Tools is also something you should probably read for your paper
    http://www.grassroots-oracle.com/2012/03/on-oracles-statement-of-direction-for.html

    Scott
  • 5. Re: Big apps over APEX showcase
    GiuseppeL Newbie
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    Thanks Scott, this links are usefull too.

    About packaged applications, I think it's not exactly what I want to show, because are little apps for a certain problematic. I want to talk about big projects. If possible, as I said, ERPs, CRMs, and so on.

    Regards.
  • 6. Re: Big apps over APEX showcase
    Sc0tt Expert
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    Not that anyone wants my opinion, but that list that is on the Apex site is pretty bad. A rough estimate from scanning them is that 40-50% of them are from companies who either

    1) Are Oracle or from people employed by Oracle
    2) Are Oracle consulting companies
    3) Are Apex-specific interests (blogs, consulting)

    Not that it's not a valid representation of what you can build, but it's also highly prejudicial. In other words, I would expect someone trying to sell me Apex services to build their site on it. Oracle themselves have a few technologies, but they're going to build it on one of them.

    If I were a customer, I'd want to see a customer who has no affiliation with Oracle and decided to choose Apex over other frameworks. Not to mention that some of those listed either stopped using Apex, or don't use it for customer facing sites.

    The short of it is that it's still a niche product - Joel doesn't like me saying that, but it's true. So finding a long list of people who use it for internet applications are going to be much shorter than other technologies - it's just a fact. People generally don't sell a ton of commercial software that has a restriction of using only one specific database (even if it's if the unpatchable XE). They want options - that is why you aren't going to see a ton of commercial software made with Apex and sold by anyone other than Oracle.
  • 7. Re: Big apps over APEX showcase
    fac586 Guru
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    GiuseppeL wrote:
    I want to talk about big projects. If possible, as I said, ERPs, CRMs, and so on.
    If it's big you're after then you need to talk to Page creation computation :-)
  • 8. Re: Big apps over APEX showcase
    scott.wesley Guru
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    Touche, Paul.

    And who'd listen to an opinion from a guy named Scott anyhow? ;-)
  • 9. Re: Big apps over APEX showcase
    JanN Newbie
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    Hi Giuseppe,

    we built a complete student life-cycle management solution on APEX.
    30 colleges with 500.000 students are using it as their mission critical application.

    http://campusit.net/our-customers/
    http://docs.campusit.net/publications/quercus-user-guide/quercus-overview

    I hope it would help answer your question.

    Jan
  • 10. Re: Big apps over APEX showcase
    jkallman Employee ACE
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    +>> The short of it is that it's still a niche product - Joel doesn't like me saying that, but it's true.+

    Actually, I don't mind you saying that at all. One could say that anything which is proprietary to Oracle is "niche" too. But the way I look at it - if we all we do is help the muti hundred-thousand Oracle database customers be productive and happy with their investment in the Oracle platform, then we've done our job. And if numerous Global Fortune 100 customers running hundreds (and some cases, thousands) of APEX applications is "niche", then we welcome the "niche" label at any time. ;)

    I agree, by the way...that external customer list is dated and biased. I'd prefer it if none were developed by Oracle or any Oracle partners. We'll work to improve the list.

    Joel
  • 11. Re: Big apps over APEX showcase
    GiuseppeL Newbie
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    Interesting opinions.

    I will take into account all of this information. I will add to my report ADF too, looks very very interesting the essentials edition.

    I will try to make my report objective.
  • 12. Re: Big apps over APEX showcase
    GiuseppeL Newbie
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    Some apps to add here? The aren't invoice management software over apex to add to my list?

    Regards.

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