Joel just blogged that the 2nd Early Adopter release of APEX 5.0 is around the corner.
Here are some screenshots posted on twitter:
I'm sure this new EA will carry many changes and looking at some screenshots it looks awesome.
I especially look forward to the new universal theme.
Here's what should be in - based on the statement of direction of APEX 5.0 :
Oracle Application Express 5.0
- Page Designer - New page definition IDE which incoroporates tree controls, drag and drop layout editor, and a property editor.
- Multiple Interactive Reports – Allow any number of Interactive Reports to be defined on a single page.
- Modal Dialog - Enhance the ability to declaratively define modal dialogs.
- Navigation Lists - Ability to define hierarchical lists for navigation, with pull-down menus and sub-menus, instead of being constrained by tabs.
- Mobile - Enhanced responsive tables, including reflow tables and column toggles, and introduction of panels.
- Calendar – New calendar region which allows duration based events, improved functionality, and better control over drag and drop operations.
- Universal Theme – A new central theme which readily allows developers to customize simply using CSS.
- HTML5 Capabilities – Improve native capabilities for handling HTML5 constructs.
- Application Builder Security – Allow different authentication schemes to be used to control developer access to the Application Builder.
- Numerous functional improvements.