This week I got myself an intel SSD 750 series SSD (400 GB) for my Dell Optiplex-9010 desktop PC. A machine that is almost 3 years old now.
It has an Intel i7-3770 CPU (4 cores + hyperthreading) and 32 Gigabytes of RAM. I already had a small 128GB SSD in that machine.
To increase performance and to bypass the SATA2 bottleneck, I decided to get the 750SSD, which comes as a PCI Express Card (Gen 3 x4)
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It’s time for the third and final part of my hack-a-tronik series on switching panes in the APEX 5.0 Page Designer.
This is also the longest article so far. Please bear with me, I’ll try to make it interesting 😉
Remember that in part 2 of the series I mentioned the goal was to build a real (Google Chrome) browser extension, which I named Xplug.
In todays article I’m going to show you how I accomplished just that, what steps were necessary and what challenges I had to tackle.
On a side note; I have more plans for Xplug, so I decided I’ll be spending an own webpage where I’ll be adding more stuff and ideas for Page Designer.
Continue reading Switch panes in APEX 5.0 Page designer – Part 3
ok, it’s time for another hack-a-tronik. I’ve managed to add a bit more functionality to the pane switcher and it’s now actually starting to look like a plugin (but we ain’t there quite yet).
First off all, I’d like to point to the excellent hardlikesoftware blog by John Snyders. There’s tons of good APEX 5 information there.
You might want to check out his blog post on APEX 5.0 custom menus.
Now, back to our hack-a-tronik. Basically I refactored the code of part 1 and named it Xplug. The idea is that Xplug will contain a collection of small enhancements to the APEX 5.0 Page Designer.
Continue reading Switch panes in APEX 5.0 Page Designer – Part 2
This is the first in my hack-a-tronik series. Lately I’ve been playing around with the APEX 5.0 Page Designer. In particular I was interested in seeing how some of its internals worked.
I love the new page designer, but something that was kinda bothering me is that you have to do quite some “mouse-kilometres” while working on an apex application.
What I mean by that is that you move the mouse between the left pane (navigation tree for rendering/dynamic actions, …) and right pane (properties editor) a lot.
So it would be great, if I could swap panes to make it look more like:
Continue reading Switch panes in APEX 5.0 Page Designer – Part 1