Are you already using the Oracle APEX Listener in front of Oracle Application Express (APEX) or are you still using Apache with mod_plsql as your webserver (or the EPG)?
This year I started to give a presentation why I believe you should move to the APEX Listener.
If you missed my presentation at OGh, ODTUG or UYOUG, I'll give this presentation again in Brazil and Santiago as part of the LA OTN Tour, at Oracle Open World (OOW) and at the UKOUG.
In the presentation I go briefly over the pros and cons of Apache with mod_plsql, the Embedded PL/SQL Gateway (EPG), but spend most of the time on the APEX Listener (hence the title).
After OOW I'll publish a whitepaper about this topic as well, so you can read it in full detail and have some test cases you can try in your environment.
Nevertheless I already wanted to blog about some points of my presentation and whitepaper, especially in the light of APEX 4.2 and the upcoming 2.0 version of the APEX Listener.
Background; before I wanted to move off Apache with mod_plsql (to the APEX Listener) there were two important parts I wanted to be sure of:
- is the APEX Listener as reliable and performant as Apache with mod_plsql and
- do I get at least the same features (or more) with the APEX Listener compared to the others