Earlier this year (2017), I had the privilege to share with the community, some of the work and experiences I gained helping to build some of the blocks that form the foundation of apex.world. In my presentations, I had shared some of the challenges I had integrating RESTful web services with Oracle Application Express (APEX). A crippling issue involved the use of Oracle Database Express Edition (Oracle XE) and communicating with web services over a secured protocol. The by-product of that experience led to the development of a simple Node.js application, which I named Suez.
Real Uptime Monitoring of Oracle APEX Instances
Running a production application on an Oracle APEX instance? Then read on!
Making sure your application is up and running 24/7 doesn't need to be a daunting task, plus it may not even cost you a dime! UptimeRobot provides 50 free monitors that can poll your servers using the smallest interval of 5 minutes. You can easily monitor websites and receive multi-channel notifications of downtime. No excuse!
Before I begin, I just wanted to be absolutely clear that this post has nothing to do with Apple's nifty tool for sending out large email attachments.
In my previous post, I shared an approach for creating your very own Oracle Application Express (APEX) instance on a small budget. Briefly, the solution involves using Vagrant to create a very affordable virtual machine (VM) on Linode's pool of servers and run the OXAR build script, to setup the APEX instance very quickly and painlessly.
However, all that power (and savings) comes with great responsibilty.
The Community is One of Oracle APEX's Best Features
After reading the article "The R community is one of R's best features" by David Smith, I felt there were a lot of similarities between the R and Oracle APEX communities, and hence, was inspired to pen a copycat post. So here it is:
San Antonio Revisited
Yet another Kscope journey has ended. This year's event was held in the beautiful JW Marriott Hill Country Resport and Spa, San Antonio, Texas. This is my fourth Kscope, third as a speaker, second at San Antonio, and first time taking home an award!