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APEX Connect 2019 - After the first ever conference speech

This year I was first time presenter on APEX Connect 2019 in Bonn. First time ever!
This was a huge for me. Before this one I did some internal presentations and worked as APEX trainer from time to time, but this was a first one on international conference. The amount of stress was far above my normal limits! :)




But. It's all worth it! The venue was great! The organization was great! The people were great!

We all know that going to conferences take time and money, but going there will give you more. You can gain some knowledge from presentations. You can talk with others about same problems you had. And ask some valuable questions to Oracle developers who are responsible for things you work with (eg. APEX or SQL Developer). This is huge!

Above that there is this nice community where you can feel like one of this big herd of nerds like you ;) You'll feel great as you can finally talk with someone that understands your "IT" talks and will actually response to you with…

New plugins to store files outside your database!

The plugins we release helps you easly upload files to Amazon AWS S3.
Below we have simple installation tutorial and for more you can always visit our DEMO application.

Actually, this plugin is in 2 parts:
- "FMcomponent" part is APEX item. Something like native filebrowser item but fully configurable. You can always customize how it with a sparkle of CSS.
- "FMproviders" part serves as connection to one of the file storage service (eg. Amazon S3, Dropbox, etc)





To use it, you have to grand DBMS_CRYPTO privilege to your Oracle schema:
grant execute on sys.dbms_crypto to <schema>; Next, install both plugins into your APEX application: FMcomponent and specific FMprovider (currently we provide AWS S3 FMprovider).

At the end you have to install additional package. As a schema owner open your favorite SQL editor and run as first apexutil_fm_aws.pls and second apexutil_fm_aws.plb.

Now you can try to add plugins in your application.
Go to Apex Application builder, cre…