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Oracle Forms and Oracle Application Express: The Odd Couple

Session Number: 8378
Track: Application Express
Sub-Categorization: APEX Integration
Session Type: Tips, Techniques and Tuning
Primary Presenter: Francis Mignault [CTO - Insum]
Time: Jun 24, 2019 (02:15 PM - 03:15 PM)
Room: 615, Level 6

Speaker Bio: Francis Mignault has over 30 years of experience in IT and using Oracle databases. In 2002, he co-founded Insum Solutions, where he currently holds the role of chief technology officer. In 2004, he started using Oracle Application Express and hasn’t looked back since. He has presented at several conferences in the United States, Canada, and Europe, including Oracle OpenWorld, IOUG Collaborate, ODTUG APEXposed!, ODTUG Kscope, and APEX World. Francis is an Oracle ACE Director and the co-author of two books, Expert Oracle Application Express and Oracle Application Express Administration.
Technologies or Products Used: APEX, FORMS, RAS

Session Summary for Attendees:  Oracle Forms has been around for almost 30 years, and in that time companies have built large applications consisting of hundreds, if not thousands, of individual forms. Now with customers demanding a modern web interface, the sheer size of these legacy Forms applications makes that difficult, if not impossible, to achieve.

Enter Oracle Application Express (APEX). Now you can eliminate pain points, seamlessly extending your Forms by adding key business processes or task flows written in APEX. It allows you to run in the same database, use the same security policies, use the same data model, the same developer skill set, and best of all, no additional licensing. We will show you how to start building these extensions immediately.

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