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Understanding Oracle Application Express

Oracle Application Express (APEX) is a low-code development platform that enables you to build scalable, secure enterprise apps, with world-class features, that can be deployed anywhere.

Using APEX, developers can quickly develop and deploy compelling apps that solve real problems and provide immediate value. You won’t need to be an expert in a vast array of technologies to deliver sophisticated solutions. Focus on solving the problem and let APEX take care of the rest.


Oracle APEX presents a myriad of possibilities when it comes to the types of solutions you can build to solve real business problems and provide immediate value to your organization.

Use Cases

Oracle APEX can be used to build a wide variety of apps for any industry. From the simplest app that turns a spreadsheet into a web app, creating a secure single source of truth, to a mission critical app that is accessed daily by tens of thousands of users. Oracle APEX can also be used to build internal apps, for a few users, the department, or the whole organization, or to build public-facing apps for customers and partners.

Modernizing Oracle Forms

Oracle APEX is the clear platform of choice for easily transitioning Oracle Forms applications to modern web apps. The same stored procedures and PL/SQL packages work natively in APEX, making it a breeze to develop.

Packaged Apps

Oracle APEX includes an integrated suite of apps that provide point solutions and demonstrate key functionality. These apps are a supported feature of Oracle APEX and are available for you to try, learn, use, and experiment with as you see fit.

These productivity and sample apps are an excellent resource to investigate how apps are built and what best practices to follow. Productivity apps provide fully functional applications that can be used immediately. You can also unlock packaged applications and see how it was built, or even extend the app to meet your specific needs. Sample applications are designed to showcase specific functionality and are intended to serve as a developer guide on how to make use of a particular feature.

sources: apex.oracle.com