Solidifying ODTUG’s commitment to the Oracle Application Express community, ODTUG has acquired the go-to portal to all things Application Express - APEXBlogs.info.
APEXBlogs.info was founded in 2008 by Oracle ACE Director Dimitri Gielis of APEX Evangelists. His initial goal was to bring the APEX community together and provide a place for resources for that community.
“I believe there should be one Global APEX User Group in the world which has ’the’ conference and ‘the’ platform where you find everything you need as an APEX developer,” said Gielis. “It's good that an organization follows-up what is going on everywhere, and who's better than ODTUG to do this?”
ODTUG President Monty Latiolais said bringing the APEX community under the ODTUG umbrella is the next logical step in a continually growing relationship. “The acquisition really cements our place within the APEX community. Coupled with KScope and our Seriously Practical Conferences, ODTUG remains the undisputed home for the Application Express developer. I’d like to thank Dimitri for providing this opportunity for ODTUG and for his ongoing contributions to the greater APEX community. “
ODTUG.com/APEX will serve as a portal for the APEX community and features a blog feed of APEX experts, a #orclapex Twitter feed, a calendar of upcoming APEX-related events, helpful links, and direct access to files in the ODTUG Technical Database.
“It’s great to see ODTUG expanding its presence in the APEX community, it’s yet another reason to be a part of ODTUG,” said Mike Hichwa, founding father of Application Express and VP of Software Development at Oracle.
Joel Kallman, director of software development at Oracle, echoed Hichwa. "I've often said that the ODTUG KScope conference is the premier, technical event for Oracle Application Express developers,” he said. “Now, with the acquisition of APEXBlogs by ODTUG, I see this as further evidence of the growing and positive relationship between ODTUG and the APEX community."