Thursday, November 29, 2012

Oracle ACE Award received!

Dear all, I have just received the Oracle ACE award for my contributions to the community and my knowledge about Oracle technologies, in particular with regards to Oracle Application Express and Oracle XE.

Thank you Oracle!

This is quite an honor since there are only 15 active Oracle ACEs in Germany:

 and in my area of expertise there is only my friend Denes and me :)
You can find my ACE profile here.

In order to celebrate the award I have received another very special (and tasty :) "award" from my girlfriend Valerie ... mmmmmhhhhh!

See you around at the next ODTUG KScope 2013 in New Orleans or in the forums,

P.S.: Thanks to all of my friends who have already congratulated me on Twitter, I appreciate it!

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Yesterday was the second of three days of the DOAG conference in Nürnberg. Once again this was a huge event for Oracle APEX.

We had lots of good APEX presentations from Patrick Wolf, Marc Sewtz, Christian Neumüller Carsten Czarski, Niels de Bruijn, Christian Rokitta, Peter Raganitsch and many others including myself.

We even took the time to have a little APEX Stammtisch

at the booth of my newly founded company JDD Software UG together with Jens Gauger: 

We had an awesome feedback for our first product, the "JDD Spreadsheet Publisher", which is a really flexible MS Excel export tool.

Thanks to all who visited our booth!

Cheers and all the best,

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Presenting at DOAG next week

Whow, time is passing by so fast ;).

The DOAG conference 2012 is only a few days away. And there will be 26 presentations around APEX alone!

So come by and experience the APEX enthusiam! Make sure to attend the sessions presented by Marc Sewtz, Patrick Wolf, Christian Neumüller, Carsten Czarski, Peter RaganitschNiels de Bruijn and other member of the APEX community. 

I will be talking about documentation in APEX projects "Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung - Dokumentation in APEX Projekten". 

In particular you will see how to extract documentation from your APEX application directly into your MS Word document. 

So that you can embed a simple tag (e.g. (:apex.application:) into your MS Word document (using your standard company template):

 With a simple macro this will be resolved to: 


 Also, you can document tables and views:
Do you want to see the magic live? Come and join me at my presentation at DOAG in Nürnberg. 

Also, you can come to meet me at our booth ( JDD Software: ) . Our first product, the JDD Spreadsheet Publisher is available. You can see the intro video in German or English on Youtube.