Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Call to the APEX Community - APEX Enhancement Requests

Looking at the statistics of the new version of APEXBlogs shows the "Knowledge Base" is not used that much yet. I really expected that would become one of *the* features what people would come back for.

We all enjoy working with Oracle Application Express (APEX), but it can always be better and for sure you thought at least once "I wish I had that feature in"... so why not register it straight on APEXBlogs? Just login to the site and Submit your Enhancement Request.

If you can't think of a new feature yourself, just go there and have a look what other people wished was in. You can then rate these features and give your feedback/comments on it.

I see a benefit to not only use it for Enhancements Requests, but also for bugs, or things you thought worked in a certain way, but didn't. It's always hard to know if something is implemented the way it works, but you expected something else, or a real bug.
Often the APEX Development team comment on the Forum, Blog Posts etc where they say this is bug 12345678 (which is not a My Oracle Support number) and it will be fixed in the next release. Or they reply, it's intended to work like this, but we might consider to allow ... in the next version or it will be implemented in APEX 4.1.

I really love to just be able to go to one place and find everything in there... so I count on all of you to make APEX even better than it is and by submitting through APEX Blogs we provide a single voice to the APEX Development team which will help them to see what is really important for all of us.

Thanks so much! I look forward to the first entry and comments in APEXBlogs :-)


Johannes de Jong said...

Great idea to give the APEX enhancement requests a "home".

Pity though that one has to sign-on to see the comments.


Dimitri Gielis said...

Thanks Johannes.

I'm happy to listen to any feedback and adapt if people want that. Easiest for me is if you log it as an enhancement request ;-) (Click the Feedback button on the APEXBlogs site)


Johannes de Jong said...

Hey user NEVER wants the easiest route for the developer !!! :D

Dimitri Gielis said...

You can now see the comments without logging in :-)