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APEX 4.0 : Overwhelming...

Just like the rest of the 'APEX World' I immediately jumped on the 4.0-bandwagon and signed up for a workspace on http://tryapexnow.com. Although I have seen a lot of the 4.0 stuff this year, but having the thing in your own hands is something completely different! IMHO this version (even without Websheets!) is the major APEX release ever. There are so many new, enhanced or restyled features, it just blows you away on first sight. I almost feel a newbie again...
I hope to find the time to dive into some new features the next couple of days (or probably weeks..).

Comments

JohnA said…
oh god.. Is this going to be like microsoft now, where we have a major release every few years, and we have to relearn EVERYTHING from scratch?

Guess it's time to start looking at Apex alternatives..
Anonymous said…
JohnA,

The sky is NOT falling. While there are a ton of new features in APEX, and a new tree view for page edits, everything else is still very familiar. You can even switch back to the "Component View" if you like.

It's like buying a newer version of your current car and adding a few more options. Sure, it may be a different color and there are more buttons, but the steering wheel, gas, break, and gearshift are all still in the same place. You might have to read the manual for the new navigation system, but what do you expect, you didn't have a nav system before.

Tyler
JohnA said…
Whew.. Thanks Tyler, that sounds much better. When Roel said "overwhelming", it brought back bad memories of the constant pointless paradigm shifts involved with Microsoft application programming.

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