It's lockdown on a long weekend, and Oracle APEX 21.1 has just been deployed to apex.oracle.com, how could I not have a play?
We've been provided a link to New Features, but for some aspects I'll need some help from the documentation, when it becomes available - and perhaps some examples from people more knowledgable than I.
This will be one of those features where I'll need some more guidance, and I suspect this AskTom Office Hours session that I haven't watched yet would probably be a good start.
The create page wizard looks promising
|Create native map|
And after fiddling around with the region attributes, I was able to plot three lat/long addresses onto a map.
|Native map runtime|
I also noticed there were some native Dynamic Actions associated with the map region, but I'll patiently await further information on this one.
Good to see it's dark-mode ready, though.
This is one feature I've been waiting to become native, and I probably would have been a little disappointed if it didn't arrive with 21.1, and here it is, nice and simple.
|Lazy loading option|
We can emphasise the behaviour with the browser's device toolbar options, for instance, throttling to 'Low-end mobile'.
Here I have an IR and Classic Report both using the lazy loading option.
|Code editor settings|
|Code editor item reference check|
Universal Theme enhancements
Universal Theme application
Import export as ZIP
Application Data Loading
Faceted Search enhancements.
REST Data sources
"Put your Excel Sheet in your Sharepoint, change it as you like and I give you an real time App on top of it" feature
The Oracle APEX development team have had some quality additions recently, though the whole COVID situation has potentially slowed some general improvements.
That said, the product continues to improve, and the team responds well to community feedback. I also look forward to seeing improvements in the feedback application itself.
Get in there, kick the tyres, and give the development team some constructive feedback. We can all help make this an even better product.
Hold the phone!
Just as I was about to clean the post up for submission, I saw Juergen's tweet about client side conditions on individual dynamic actions. I think the team are underselling that feature on the New Features list!
|Client side condition in DA actions|