Sunday, May 31, 2009

APEX 5 on Google Wave?

I was watching the video of the announcement of Google Wave and thought by myself "this is really cool!".

HTML5 looks amazing no? You see changes on the fly and everything is integrated, which is incredible! And it seems to be fast as well and runs in a standard browser!

Adobe Flex and their Flex Data Services have something similar. I played a bit with Flex two years ago and it was pretty nice. I even integrated it with APEX, but the downside was you need a Flash player for it. Also at that time, the rumors were the Flex Data Services and the instant updates weren't always as fast as they should, especially with a lot of concurrent users. Anyway...

I would love to see more about Google Wave and try it myself. There are not that many details available yet, but as it will be an open platform, I'm sure we'll hear more about it soon.

If Google Wave takes really off, maybe we'll see in a later version of APEX (e.g. APEX 5?) the wizards allow you to create these HTML5 Google Wave apps. I really wonder how this would work, having an Oracle Database with your data on one server and on another server the Google Platform. It seems everything works with XML in Google Wave.

I guess we'll see what the future brings!


planetcare said...

Hi Dimitri
This article on Google Gadgets and Oracle may be of interest in this context.

Creating Oracle Database-backed iGoogle Gadgets.

cheers, Jagdev.

Mapper99 said...

You can still get a free Google Wave Invite here: Google Wave Invites

hanum said...

I've got the invitation of Google Wave on November 25. Yay.. finally :D