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Formspider 1.2 is available for download

Formspider 1.2 is now available for download. It comes with built-in security, interactive grids, gauge charts and a significantly faster middle tier optimized for Glassfish and Weblogic. Oh by the way, you also get to enjoy four of the nine features in Apex roadmap. :-)

Click here to download Formspider 1.2.

For PL/SQL developers who don't want to wait for APEX

Apex just released its road map. Formspider already has four of the major features Apex listed in its road map.The 2000+ PL/SQL developerswho downloaded Formspider and1500+ more who signed up toFormspider Cloudare already enjoying them. 1. Modal Dialog Formspider developers have been able to build applications with modal dialogs since Day 1. Honestly, we did not think of this as a feature worth mentioning until now. I don’t think we even have an example on ourdemo page. Apparently, it is a big deal. We should put up one. 2. Updating multiple rows of data and allow multiple regions on one page Formspider works at a higher paradigm than Apex. In Formspider you build applications, not web pages. The word page does not even exist in the Formspider vocabulary.This is such a reliefthat Formspider developers don’t need to worry about these odd ball restrictions that I don’t even understand…Multiple rows of data editable in one page not possible….Huh? In a Formspider application, you can put as…

PL/SQL and Web Development Event in Sofia

There are only two days left to the PL/SQL and Web development event we are hosting in Sofia on November 30th. Join us and find out how you can build world class web applications with PL/SQL.

PL/SQL and Web Development Event in Bulgaria

Meet Formspider, the new home of PL/SQL developers. Formspider is a new development tool that enables you to build first class Web 2.0 applications with only PL/SQL. Formspider apps run using 100% AJAX, DHTML and JavaScript without the need to know any of them.

Do not miss the PL/SQL event of the year in Bulgaria. Join us in our first free full day event in Bulgaria. Learn more about Formspider and how it can help you in developing world class applications.

Click here to register for the event

Event Details
Date : 30 November 2012
Location : Betahaus
                 56-58 Krum Popov street (entrance from Lozenets street)
                 Sofia 1421

Program: (All times local)

11:00 - 12:00Introducing Formspider, the Web 2.0 framework for PL/SQL developers
Yalim Gerger, Founder&CEO of Formspider talks about the vision and the benefits of the Formspider Framework.

12:00 - 12:30 Lunch Break

12:30 - 13:30Formspider Features & Applications
Demonstration of s…

Rewriting legacy applications with 100% PL/SQL

AG TRANSPORT, one of the largest transport and logistics companies in Czech Republic chose Formspider to rebuild their entire software system. I interviewed Tomáš Kepič, the managing director of AG TRANSPORT about their project.

I believe his story will resonate with many PL/SQL developers and IT managers.Click here to read it.

Yalim K. Gerger

Formspider: Amazing Web Applications with PL/SQL

I've been sharing this brief summary with people who ask me what Formspider is, who is it for and why they should be interested. I figured I share it here, as well.
What is Formspider? Formspider is a Web 2.0 framework that lets you build world class Web applications with only PL/SQL. Formspider apps run using 100% AJAX, DHTML and JavaScript without the need to know any of them.
Who is Formspider for? Formspider is for organizations and developers that want to leverage their PL/SQL skills for Web 2.0 application development.
Why Formspider?
Increased Productivity Leverage your existing PL/SQL skills to build modern Web applications. Formspider’s only programming language is PL/SQL. It is very easy and intuitive to learn for PL/SQL or Oracle Forms developers. There is no need to know or learn Java, JavaScript or HTML. 
Higher Quality Design your applications with data driven, beautiful UI components. Run them smoothly with 100% AJAX in every browser by default. Reuse best practices for perf…

Deploying Formspider to Tomcat

This article explains how to deploy Formspider Middle Tier to a Tomcat installation.

Recap of Web 2.0 Development with PL/SQL Day in Netherlands

On September 13th, we hosted the Formspider Day in Netherlands at the Ciber offices and showed Dutch developers how they can build world class Web 2.0 applications with just PL/SQL. Click here to read the recap of the day and download the presentations.

Formspider is visiting Czech Republic

Formspider will be in Czech Republic between September 17-22. If you are interested to find out how Formspider can help you build world class web applications with just PL/SQL, contact us at http:/www.theformspider.com and we'll be happy to arrange a meeting.

Keys to Fast Web Apps with PL/SQL

Steve Souders, the famous Web performance expert, has recently wrote a great article about building fast web applications. Formspider, the Web 2.0 application development framework for PL/SQL developers, has built-in solutions for every point he raises in the article.

Watch Live, PL/SQL and Web Development Event in Netherlands

Find out how you can build world class Web applications with just PL/SQL. Join us in our live coverage of Formspider Day in Netherlands. It starts at 09:00 CET (03:00 EST) on September 13th. Click here to join the live broadcast.

PL/SQL and Web Development Event in Netherlands

Formspider is a new development tool that enables you to build first class Web 2.0 applications with only PL/SQL. Formspider apps run using 100% AJAX, DHTML and JavaScript without the need to know any of them.
Join us in our first free full day event in Netherlands. Learn more about Formspider and how it can help you in developing world class applications.
Click here to register for the Formspider Day in Netherlands.
Event Details Date       : 13 September 2012 Location : Ciber Offices at Archimedesbaan 16 3439 ME Nieuwegein

Program 09:00 - 09:55 Formspider Introduction Yalim Gerger, Founder&CEO of Gerger talks about the vision and the benefits of the Formspider Framework.
09:55 - 10:00 Break
10:00 - 10:55 Formspider Features & Applications Yalim Gerger demonstrates several production applications built with Formspider and takes a closer look to the features used in these applications.
10:55 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 The Formspider IDE Orhan Turkoglu, VP of Client Services builds a F…

Formspider is visiting Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia

Formspider Founder&CEO Yalim K. Gerger will be in Vienna, Czech Republic and Slovakia between September 17-21 for business meetings. If your organization is interested in hearing more about Formspider from its Founder, simplysend us an email. We’d be happy to arrange a meeting.

Mark Your Calendar for the Formspider Event in Netherlands

On September 13th, join us in our free full day event in Netherlands where we will show the latest version of Formspider, the Web 2.0 framework for PL/SQL developers. The event will take place at Ciber offices at Archimedesbaan 16 3439 ME Nieuwegein.

We would like to sincerely thank Ciber for its hospitality.

In the event, there will be sessions for managers&executives as well as technical people. You will also have a chance to participate in a hands-on session. At the end of the day, you should have a pretty good idea about Formspider and its benefits.

Click here to register for the event.

Yalim
Founder&CEO
www.theformspider.com

OK International uses Formspider, the Web 2.0 framework for PL/SQL developers

OK International, the leading global supplier of soldering tools and equipment for production assembly, chose Formspider over Apex. Click here to read their success story.

Debugging a Web application built with PL/SQL and Formspider

Can something as boring as a tutorial be beautiful? It can be if Ibrahim writes it. This is how we debug our Formspider applications.

Formspider vs. Apex

Every product is built to solve a problem. Before its implementation, its creators ask a question and come up with an answer which is the product. How should we stick nails to a wall was the question the creator of the hammer asked.

This question can be asked pragmatically by looking back in time. For example, for centuries humans asked how can we travel faster and decided to breed faster horses. Then Henry Ford came along. He asked the same question, looking into the future and came up with the automobile.

Back to our case, Apex is first built in early 00’s looking back in time and asking the question: “How do people write web pages?”.

Formspider is first built in 2008, looking into the future and asking the question: ”How should we build applications?”.

These two are fundamentally different questions and as a result you get fundamentally different products.

The question it answers is engraved in the essence of the product. No matter what you do, you cannot escape it. You can change dir…

Advanced Data Grid with PL/SQL and Formspider

Advanced Data Grid Features in Formspider. The Tutorial:http://bit.ly/LQEatI The Demo: http://bit.ly/KyDHNy

Paging Data Grid with zero lines of PL/SQL in Formspider

Some frameworks come with built-in paging buttons in their grids that you cannot customize. This limits a developers ability to design UI's the way he/she wants. Some frameworks have the API's for paging and developers have to do the rest themselves.

In Formspider, we have best of the both worlds. You can build your own paging implementation using Formspider paging API's or you can use Formspider paging components and implement paging in your data grids with no coding. However Formspider paging components are independent of the grid. You can place these components anywhere you want on the screen. So you still have the flexibility to design your UI the way you want. Click here for the short tutorial.

Three Levels Deep Master Detail Screen with PL/SQL and Formspider

When I was in Netherlands, attending the Future of Forms event at the Amis office, the number one thing everyone asked me was whether Formspider supports building three level deep master detail screens (an MDD screen). Apparently,  it is very annoying to build an MDD screen with Apex. In one of the sessions, the presenter praised ADF because it allowed developers build such screens. She said seeing an MDD screen work was the defining moment for her in becoming an ADF convert.

The whole ordeal was shocking to me. With Formspider, we took building an MDD screen as such a matter of course, we did not even bother putting up a demo on our web site.

After the Future of Forms event, we thought it would be a good idea to actually save the five minutes and build an MDD demo application. So without further ado, here is a three levels deep master-detail-detail application built with PL/SQL and Formspider. Click here to see it.

I hope this will be enough to convert the presenter back to PL/SQL.

Y…

ING uses Formspider, the Web 2.0 framework for PL/SQL developers

ING Emeklilik, the ING company in Turkey that operates in the insurance & personal retirement sector uses an application built with Formspider to plan the weekly schedules of their agents. Click here to find out more.

Building a Calendar for Web with PL/SQL and Formspider

The Demo:http://goo.gl/l4njm. The Tutorial:http://goo.gl/jqSIV.

Cracking Turkey

I wrote an article for the Kernel Magazine about the Turkey startup scene. Click here to read it.

Who says PL/SQL can't consume Web Services?

Who says PL/SQL can't consume Web Services? Click here for the demo. Click here for the tutorial.

Formspider is on the Road

Formspider, the Web 2.0 framework for PL/SQL developers is traveling Europe this month. I will be visiting Netherlands on May 14-15, Riga between May 21-23 and Zagreb between June 11-13. If you are interested in finding out more about Formspider and how it can help your organization, I’d be happy to arrange a meeting. Just send an email to contact (at) theformspider dot com. Yalim K. Gerger
Founder

The Ultimate Oracle Forms Replacement: Formspider

The Formspider Framework: What problem does it solve? How does it work? What are its benefits? Click here to read the whitepaper.

Executing PL/SQL when a User Presses Keyboard Buttons in Formspider Applications

In a Formspider application, akeyEventis triggered when the user presses a combination of keyboard buttons specified by the developer. Click here to continue reading.

Extend Oracle E-Business Suite with Web 2.0 Applications and PL/SQL

Formspider, the Web 2.0 framework for PL/SQL developers, enables you to extend Oracle E-Business Suite with Web 2.0 applications and PL/SQL. Click here to find out how.

How to add a Timer to a Formspider Application using PL/SQL

Formspider is a 100% PL/SQL based Web 2.0 application development framework. This tutorial explains how to add a timer component to a Formspider application. Click here to continue reading

Concurrency in Web Applications with PL/SQL

We use Formspider as our development tool to build Web applications and we code our applications 100% in PL/SQL. Click here to find out how Formspider supports concurrency.

Savepoints in data driven applications built with PL/SQL

This tutorial explains how we build Web 2.0 applications with PL/SQL using Formspider and manage different savepoints in applications, to which a user can rollback to, if he wants to cancel the recent changes he made.

Click here to continue reading.

Building a Menu Bar with Formspider

This tutorial explains how to build and usemenu barin a Formspider application.

Web Session Management in PL/SQL with Formspider

This tutorial explains how to benefit from web session variables with PL/SQL in a Formspider application. You will discover how to define, store and destroy session variables. Click here to continue reading.

Is Foursqaure in trouble?

When Forrester CEO George Colony, thrashed Foursquare as nonsense, Fred Wilsonposted his talk on his web siteand commented that “it shows he doesn’t use the product and has no idea what they are about and where they are headed”, when I asked him about his take on Mr. Colony’s view.
However, Mr. Colony might have a point, although he was unnecessarily harsh making it. After several months spending time on Foursquare, I sadly realized that I can get better value out of other web sites. There were three ways that I hoped to get value. Click here to continue reading the article.