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Be a better developer (or PO) with BA certifications

I I have dedicated June to finally clear some business analyst certifications I wanted to do for a year. Why BA? Well, being a good business analyst will help me (and you) to become a better developer and also product owner, since both professions heavily rely on BA skills. And yet not many developers nor product owners pursue them. I searched for the top BA certifications and I found IIBA . This Canadian non profit company is on the very top and I like their offerings. I don't want to spend time and money on studying something dubious from someone nobody knows or acknowledge. You can't make a mistake when choosing IIBA. I think these 3 paths are great for both developers and product owners: Agile Analysis Certification (IIBA®-AAC)   Certificate in Product Ownership Analysis (IIBA®-CPOA) Certification in Business Data Analytics (IIBA®- CBDA) I have passed both AAC and CPOA exams and they were not easy. I will do CBDA certification later and I will probably add the ECBA to th
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APEX acknowledgement

I I was giving a presentation to a manager deciding the path for his projects. For me Oracle database and APEX is the obvious choice. I really can't recommend anything else. You can read a lot about both on the official pages, specially on features , new features  and why to chose APEX . But coming from other databases and programming languages I have to highlight following points. Focus on solving business issues First of all, APEX is a true low code platform. Less code means less time , which means less complexity (and less bugs , less technical debt ), which translates to less cost . It is secure and responsible out of the box. You can build apps very fast, not just the prototypes, but the full apps. Not in months, but in weeks if not days. I always suggest to my clients to use the native APEX components as they are if they can. This way, you safe even more time and the outputs across applications will be consistent. The more time your developers save on mundane jobs, the mor

Free certification - Oracle Cloud Data Management (1z0-1105-22)

Y Yup, you can get free certification  Oracle Cloud Data Management 2022 Foundations Associate (1z0-1105-22), probably with just the brown badge (update: it is blue) and it will expire in 18 months, but it is an opportunity to learn something new and validate it for free. Study materials are available on OLS, under  Become an Oracle Cloud Data Management Foundations Associate , they are 6 hours long. This learning path gives you the insight not only to Oracle's data management strategies but a complete solution for modern application development and data transformations. Learn how Oracle's cloud data platform extends and complements its core databases. Understand how to architect data management platforms that work together to simplify and maximize productivity, while reducing cost and improving performance, reliability, and security. Exam topics: Data Management Introduction Explain Oracle's Data Management Strategy Discuss the different Oracle database offerings and depl

New OCI certification - Data Science 2022 Professional (1z0-1110-22)

W We have a new cloud exam available: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Science 2022 Professional (1z0-1110-22). The 2021 ML certification is retiring in August and this is probably the replacement. Update: the official article here . These are the exam topics: Configure your tenancy for OCI Data Science Discuss OCI Data Science Overview & Concepts Discuss Accelerated Data Science (ADS) SDK Capabilities Configure your tenancy for Data Science Design and Set up OCI Data Science Workspace Create and manage Projects and Notebook sessions Create and manage Conda environments Store credentials via OCI Vault Configure and manage source code in Code Repositories (Git) Implement end-to-end Machine Learning Lifecycle Discuss ML Lifecycle Overview Access data from different sources Explore and Prepare data Visualize and Profile data Create and train models using OCI and Open source Libraries Create and Use automated ML capability from Oracle AutoML Evaluate models Obtain Global & Local

Save/process all selected rows on Grid

O On rare cases I want to process selected rows in grid even if they were not changed. And I want to process them through standard grid handler, not via customized AJAX callback. Just like you would changed the rows and pressed Save. I would like to add a button Save Selected to the grid after the Save button. But not to all grids. To achieve this you can use CSS classes on the grid. In JavaScript I will check if grid has the SAVE_SELECTED class and only then I will add the button. No need to hardcode static id. Lets create a table first and a simple trigger just for demo purposes too verify that selected rows were actually changed: CREATE TABLE settings2 ( setting_name VARCHAR2(30) CONSTRAINT nn_settings2_id NOT NULL, setting_value VARCHAR2(256), -- is_numeric CHAR(1), is_date CHAR(1), -- updated_by VARCHAR2(30), updated_at DATE, -- CONSTRAINT pk_settings2 PRIMARY KEY (sett

Make Save button Hot after grid data change

I I would like to notify users visually that they have some unsaved changes in grid. When page loads user will see a grid with normal Save button. Then he make some changes and immediately Save button becomes Hot (green in my case) which signals to him that there are some unsaved changes. I do it via JavaScript mutation observer feature, I am waiting for Edit button CSS style change. When this happens, I will change Save button class to hot. Just run the following code when page is loaded. var observer = new MutationObserver(function(mutations) { mutations.forEach(function(mutation) { var $target = $(mutation.target); if ($target.hasClass('is-active')) { var $save = $target.parent().parent().find('button.a-Button.a-Toolbar-item.js-actionButton[data-action="save"]'); $save.addClass('is-active'); //observer.disconnect(); // remove observer when fired

Unified grid buttons

I I want to have the same look for all my grids. I used to modify grids via JavaScript Initialization Code section (Attributes - Advanced). But doing the same changes on all grids was not maintainable. So I switched to a common function to modify the config object (on single place). But I was still stuck with the need to copy the same code to init sections on all grids. Fortunately you can create a common function to modify all grids at one place without the need to modify the init sections. This is how the original grid buttons looks like (Edit, Save, Add row, Reset): This is what I want to achieve (modify all grids without even touching the init section): Hide Edit button (but keep the grid editable) Make Save button hot (green) when grid is modified (I will cover this in next article ) Make Add row as "+" button Hide Reset button at the end Add pagination setup to alter default page size Add new button to store refresh grid data Add new but

Searching views

Y You already faced this issue. You need to change/remove function and you don't know where it is used. Or you need to know if the functions is even used somewhere. Oracle provides us with user_source/all_source views where you can easily search source code of procedures, functions, packages and triggers. But views are tricky, there are no such objects for views. Fortunately you can create your own from view definition stored as LONG in user_views.text column. Lets create a table which will store the view source lines: CREATE TABLE user_views_source ( owner VARCHAR2(30) CONSTRAINT nn_user_views_source_owner NOT NULL, name VARCHAR2(30) CONSTRAINT nn_user_views_source_name NOT NULL, line NUMBER(10) CONSTRAINT nn_user_views_source_line NOT NULL, text VARCHAR2(2000), -- CONSTRAINT pk_user_views_source PRIMARY KEY (owner, name, line) ); -- COMMENT ON TABLE user_views_source IS '[CORE]

New APEX certifications

C Current APEX certifications will be retired in 3 months. The recent (and not very popular) certification Oracle APEX Cloud Developer Specialist | 1Z0-760 retiring on Oct 30th 2022 and much older Oracle Application Express 18: Developing Web Applications | 1Z0-750 on Oct 14th 2022. It seems like rumors are true and we will indeed get 2 new certifications. Foundation level for free and probably APEX 21 Specialist for the usual price. Stay tuned.

Resource override

F For years I was stuck in an endless loop. Change the JavaScript file, upload to APEX, refresh the page, hope it works, repeat. There were few unofficial solutions developed in the past like APEX Builder Extension by FOS (I think it was a work of Stefan Dobre ) or APEX Nitro utilizing Node.js. Recently I was recently notified about the Chrome extension Resource Override . To set this up you will need to do this 4 easy steps: get this extention to your Chrome or Firefox browser create a rule to override your (.js, .css or any kind of) file create local server to serve your file avoid file caching in APEX First two points are covered on the project page above, just a note that syntax is "glob like" syntax. Basicaly it is similar to LIKE in SELECT, you just use "*" instead of "%". For example my rule for Oracle cloud server look like: Tab URL: *.eu-frankfurt-1.oraclecloudapps.com* From: *global.js* To: http://localhost:8080/workspa