Wednesday, May 13, 2009

How to setup slideshow on your APEX page

If you are looking for slideshow setup on your APEX page which works well i Firefox and IE (version 6 and 7) and is very easy to install then maybe you should look at Jon Raasch at
It takes you just minuts to setup this software. I was first using JQuery PikaChoose
on my page but i run into trouble when using older jquery.js than jquery-1.2.6. I had to use the older version of jquery.js because of pulldown menus on my page ,the older version and PikaChoose slideshow did not function well in IE6, then i found Jon Raasch slideshow and this worked well with the older jquery.js library. You can have a look at how it works here.

In the HTML Header section of your page insert the following javascript and CSS setup:

Create a "HTML region" in the position on the page where you want the slideshow should be displayed and insert the HTML code below in the source column:

In the code above i have uploaded 3 images as workspace images into the database and used these in the slide show. You can adjust the interval between changing the images in the setInterval function.

Thats it, simple and easy.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Yet another blog about APEX and Oracle...

Welcome to my Oracle blog. The APEX community in Norway is not very big at the moment. There is some companies which make some customer solutions but if you go and talk with Oracle Norway and ask about Application Express then most of them don't know what you are talking about. This is pitty since APEX is a great development plattform for making modern web applications fast and secure.

I feel we have to do something about this. Based on our pervious experience with APEX in other projects started back in 2006 we have gone from succes to succes with our APEX projects implementations. When we decided to started our new Oracle company in 2009 we also decided to promote APEX in Norway and we hope we can be able to make a living on APEX technology in the future. To get from development and deployed into production is the first step to go.