Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Using anycharts 4 with APEX 3.1

If you haven't noticed before, Interactive Reports use Anycharts 4.2.1 ! While the normal flash chart regions are still using Anycharts 3.3!

The 4.2.1 version has much cooler features, as saving to image or to pdf with the right click menu. It also looks better and more organized. Why are normal flash chart regions still using 3.3? Well, probably because the XML source definition has changed! With APEX release 4.0 I think we can use Anycharts 4 with normal regions (Could be 3.2 but I think they have their hands full with Forms2Apex)

So what are we to do? While waiting is an option, trying to hack into Anycharts 4 is way much more fun! First some background info!

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Friday, September 5, 2008

AE Training days Utrecht

I attended the Apex Evangelists training days this week in Utrecht. From tuesday till friday I listened to John and Dimitri, who were presenting a variation of topics.

First off, let me thank Dimitri and John for the great organization! Unfortunately I couldn't attend the bowling trip, not that I would have made any difference with the bowling itself (I kinda suck at it ;) )

The best thing with this training was the extent of topics covered, for starters and more advanced developers. I know from first hand experience it's very hard to create an allround presentation about a topic.
It also shows the expertise and flexibility that John and Dimitri have.

I especially liked the presentations on the APEX Dictionary, Best practices, the security one and the 3d party integration! I really got some new things I'm gonna look in to or use!

Oh...and if some of my future blog posts contain a topic that looks like a topic on the training I'll certainly reference the training :)

Finally I can really recommend this training to anyone who wants to know more in depth information on APEX.

From a very reliable source, I heard John's book will be finished before Open World 2008 ;) Sorry John, but you'll not get the question anymore after that :)