Stay Out of APEX Debt!

Session Number: 8790
Track: Application Express
Sub-Categorization: APEX Core
Session Type: Best Practices
Primary Presenter: Scott Spendolini [Vice President, APEX+ Practice - Viscosity]
Time: Jun 25, 2019 (08:50 AM - 09:50 AM)
Room: 612, Level 6

Speaker Bio: Scott Spendolini is vice president of the APEX+ Practice of Viscosity, NA, where he manages a team of highly-skilled Oracle APEX developers. He is also responsible for developing and delivering Oracle APEX-related curriculum, as well as managing the development of several APEX-based products.

Throughout his professional career, Spendolini has assisted various clients with their Oracle APEX development and training needs. He is a long-time and regular presenter at many Oracle-related conferences, including Oracle OpenWorld, ODTUG Kscope, and RMOUG. His presentation at ODTUG KScope14—APEX Security Primer—was selected as one of the top presentations at the conference. He is a recipient of the Oracle Ace Director designation, author of Expert Oracle Application Express Security and co-author of Pro Oracle Application Express. Spendolini is also an Oracle Certified Oracle Application Express developer.

Prior to reigniting and running Sumner Technologies from 2015 to 2018, Spendolini was an APEX Practice director at Accenture and Enkitec from June 2012 through April 2015. Before joining Enkitec as part of an acquisition, he co-founded and ran Sumneva and Sumner Technologies from 2005 through 2012, which focused on Oracle APEX services, education, and solutions. Spendolini started his professional career at Oracle Corporation, where he worked with Oracle eBusiness Suite for almost seven years and was a senior product manager for Oracle APEX for just over three years. He holds a dual bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in management information systems and telecommunications management and currently resides in Ashburn, Virginia with his wife and two children.
Technologies or Products Used: APEX

Session Summary for Attendees:  Technical debt is a term often used to describe projects that continue to cost an organization money each year. Often poorly designed or build by novices, these applications are not only difficult to maintain, they also make an organization less efficient and even vulnerable to security flaws.

With APEX, there’s no excuse for winding up in this situation. Out of the box, APEX offers plenty of functionality to solve most business problems. This session will review the vast and rich set of APEX components as well as offer advice as to what not to do when building APEX applications, ensuring that you stay debt free.