Category Archives: Product

Announcing Formspider Desktop 1.8

Today, we are thrilled to announce the new version of Formspider. Formspider 1.8 opens up possibilities that are currently unavailable to APEX developers. Built-in Version Control Formspider 1.8 integrates the prominent version control system Git to Formspider. Formspider developers are now able to manage the source code of their applications (both Formspider application objects and [...]

Formspider Desktop 1.6 is here

Formspider Desktop 1.6 is here We are really excited to release Formspider Desktop 1.6 to public. This version brings us one step closer to our goal to create the best application development framework for PL/SQL developers. Implementing smoothly scrolling Grids in Web applications (a.k.a Infinite Scroll) has always been a challenge for developers. In particuler, [...]

Formspider Roadmap

It occurred to us that even though you can read about our roadmap here and there on the web site, there isn’t one blog post for reference. So here it is. We’ll talk about our roadmap in broad terms. There are couple of reasons for this: For one, we simply like the element of surprise. [...]

Introducing Formspider Mobile

Today, we are announcing Formspider Mobile and releasing the first beta version to the public. Vision for FS Mobile Our mission is to provide PL/SQL developers a modern framework so that they can build applications for today. This cannot not happen without enabling them to build apps for mobile devices. FS Mobile will enable PL/SQL [...]

Formspider 1.4 is available for download

We are happy to announce the release of Formspider 1.4. FS 1.4 brings further improvements to the Grid component along with a bunch of other enhancements and bug fixes: Locked Columns The new Grid component features the ability to lock columns. This enables users to scroll horizontally through a large set of columns in a [...]

How To Start Learning Formspider?

Here are a few resources to help you get more value out of Formspider but let’s get the most important question out of the way first: When Can You Be Productive with Formspider? In our experience, it takes between one to two weeks for a PL/SQL Developer to become confident enough to start building his [...]

The Case Against the “But Apex is free” Argument

One of the initial reactions about Formspider from any audience is “But Apex is free. Why should I pay for Formspider, when Apex is free?” Good question… The Criteria to Choose a Development Tool One can write essays about this subject. I will save you the trouble and will define the criteria in one sentence: [...]

A Tree Driven, Tabbed User Interface Example

Many of our users asked us how to build a tree driven tabbed user interface with Formspider. Therefore, Ibrahim decided to write a tutorial and build a sample application to show everyone how to build such an application. You can read the tutorial and download the sample application from here. He also placed the sample [...]

For those of you who don’t want to wait for Apex

Apex just released its road map. Formspider already has four of the major features Apex listed in its road map. The 2000+ PL/SQL developers who downloaded Formspider and 1500+ more who signed up to Formspider Cloud are already enjoying them. 1. Modal Dialog Formspider developers have been able to build applications with modal dialogs since [...]

Formspider vs. Apex

Every product is built to solve a problem. Before its implementation, its creators ask a question and come up with an answer which is the product. How should we stick nails to a wall was the question the creator of the hammer asked. This question can be asked pragmatically by looking back in time. For [...]