Tag Archives: Apex

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: […]

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 […]

A Three Levels Deep Story

When I was in Netherlands, attending the Future of Forms event at the Amis office, the number one thing everyone asked me was whether Formspider supports building three levels deep master detail screens (an MDD screen). Apparently, it is very annoying to build an MDD screen with Apex. In one of the sessions, the presenter […]

The Vision for the Formspider Framework

Defining the Problem With the demise of Oracle Forms as a credible development environment, PL/SQL developers are deprived of their ability to build modern applications that meet the current needs of their organizations. Unfortunately, the available alternatives are hard to learn, less productive, less capable, and require far more hardware than Oracle Forms. None of […]

Create Beautiful Charts with Formspider

Formspider enables you to create gorgeous charts declaratively. Creating charts has never been easier for PL/SQL developers. Moreover, Formspider charts are implemented 100% in JavaScript. There is no Flash at all. So the charts you create with Formspider, work perfectly on mobile devices that do not support Flash, as well. Make sure you check out […]

300 Installations

Today, we are happy to announce that Formspider surpassed 300 installations worldwide in less than seven months. The response to our value proposition from organizations and developers that use PL/SQL has been phenomenal. Everyday, more and more PL/SQL developers embrace Formspider and appreciate its benefits. Formspider turns your PL/SQL team into super productive Web 2.0 […]

Benefits of Formspider: Great Performance without Great Effort

A reasonable developer should not have any trouble building an application with excellent performance. Back in the Oracle Forms days, the only way you could make an application perform poorly was to do something that an experienced developer could easily avoid or fix when discovered, such as write a bad query. In JavaEE environments, you […]

Formspider vs. APEX

Every product is built so 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 […]

An Open Letter to PL/SQL Developers

I am happy to announce that we officially launched the public beta program for Formspider, our rich Internet application development framework for PL/SQL Developers. If you are a PL/SQL Developer who is interested in new ideas and technologies, make sure you check out our web site http://www.theformspider.com. Formspider aims to fill the gap left by […]