UK Oracle User Group

APEX 5.0 Finally Released

Oracle Application Express

20 April 2015

Get the low down at the next UKOUG APEX SIG in May...

Last week saw Oracle publically release Oracle Application Express 5.0 after a 2.5 year wait.

During that time the APEX development team has scrutinised every bit of the Application Express to see how it can be improved. The result is a completely refreshed development that you can start using today – you can develop online at or you can download APEX 5.0 and install it in your own environment.


The APEX team have obviously been working very hard over the last couple of years and are proud of what they have achieved with this release. Read the personal perspective from Joel Kallman, who works in the development team, and David Gale (also APEX development team) outlines some of APEX 5.0’s hidden gems in his blog posts.

If you have a 12.1 multitenant container database, you can find out how to upgrade to APEX 5.0 in this post by Jason Straub.

There are many people exploring the new features, here are just a handful to get you started:


Register now for the next UKOUG APEX SIG! 
As well as sessions on extending the UI and security, we'll be doing an introductory session on APEX for newcomers, plus we'll be exploring 5.0 new features with Matt Mulvaney who has followed the entire APEX 5.0 journey from the beginning. Matt will demonstrate his favourite new features - from the obvious to the not so obvious. We look forward to seeing you there.

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