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The Case for migrating your Oracle Forms applications to Formspider

We’ve been getting a lot of inquiries asking whether we have a tool that will automatically convert Oracle Forms applications to Formspider. We don’t have an automatic converter. We don’t view this as a disadvantage at all. We are solving the modernization problem with a different approach: Formspider does not automatically converts your Forms applications to web apps but it converts your Forms developers to first rate web developers. We think this approach produces the best results and lowest cost in conversion projects. We’ve seen this many times. Formspider is an application development framework just like Oracle Forms and just like Forms its programming language is 100% PL/SQL. (You can think of it as Oracle Forms built for 21st century.) Because Formspider works very similar to Oracle Forms (event driven architecture, Formspider built-ins instead of Forms built-ins etc…) it is an order of magnitude easier to learn for Oracle Forms developers compared to any other tool. A conversi…

Free Version Control Tool for Oracle Database

Gitora is a free version control tool for PL/SQL. Gitora hooks Git to the Oracle database and helps you manage your PL/SQL code easily.

It helps you perform common version control tasks such as reverting to previous commit point, branching, merging and cloning. Gitora updates the PL/SQL objects in the database automatically when version control tasks are performed eliminating the need to save files to an OS folder manually. It also implements a check-in check out system in the database.

Gitora is development tool agnostic. It works with any development tool such as SQL Developer, TOAD, SQL Navigator and PL/SQL Developer.

There is no need to know Git to use Gitora because it comes with a point and click GUI.

Watch these short videos below to see Gitora in action.





Sign up at http://www.gitora.com to get notified when the product launches.

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Webinar: Building Secure Apps with PL/SQL and Formspider

We are hosting a free Formspider webinar on November 25th. Join in and find out how Formspider helps PL/SQL developers build secure web applications.

In the webinar, the following topics will be covered:

- Formspider Security Architecture
- Built-in countermeasures in Formspider for OWASP Top 10 Security Vulnerabilities
- Introduction to Formspider Authentication and Authorization Repository

Sign up now.

Git for PL/SQL

Gitora, the free version control system for PL/SQL is launching early December '14. Gitora hooks Git to the Oracle database and helps you manage your PL/SQL code easily. Sign up at http://www.gitora.com to get notified when the product launches.

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Three Level Master Detail with Formspider and PL/SQL

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TANI, a subsidiary of the Koç Holding, provides value-added integrated marketing solutions for offline, digital and mobile platforms. TANI chose Formspider, the application development tool for PL/SQL developers, to implement the application that manages its core business.

Business Need

TANI wanted to improve the efficiency of their business unit and help them make better decisions. As part of this goal TANI decided to upgrade the current campaign management application which is used to manage the online banner ad  campaigns of their customers.

Specifically TANI’s goals in this upgrade were:

Increase the data entry/modification speed in the application Improve the reporting capabilities in the application Improve the application’s UI with a fresh and modern look.

The Challenge

The core campaign information in the database spans three tables which are tied to each other in a master-detail-detail relationship. For any campaign, the data in the master row, the detail rows and the detail-detail…

Free Formspider Webinar (an APEX Alternative)

We'd like to invite you to our free Formspider webinar on October 7th. In the webinar, you'll get a chance to find out how Formspider can help you build great web applications with PL/SQL and why we think Formspider is better than APEX.

More importantly, current Formspider customers will join the webinar and talk about their experience with the product.

The webinar is free but space is limited. Sign up now.

New Formspider version integrates Git with PL/SQL

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Today, we are thrilled to announce the new version of Formspider. Formspider 1.8 opens up possibilities that are currently unavailable to APEX developers.

Built-In Version Control
Formspider 1.8 integrates the prominent version control system Git to Formspider.Formspider developers are now able to manage the source code of their applications (both Formspider application objects and PL/SQL code) right within the Formspider IDE.



Formspider Version Control Highlights:
Improved Team Productivity
Create and work on different branches of your application. Clone your application and have your team edit the same Formspider application objects and PL/SQL code units at the same time without overwriting each others updates. Pull changes from other developers and merge them easily right in the Formspider IDE using the Merge Wizard.
Painless Release Management
Release maintenance versions of a production application while working on new features.
Instant Set Up, Seamless Integration
Formspider automaticall…

Formspider Authentication and Authorization Repository for PL/SQL

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We are very excited to announce the release of Formspider Desktop 1.7. FS Desktop 1.7 includes one of the most requested features by our customers. Built-In Security Repository FS Desktop 1.7 comes with an integrated authentication and authorization repository. Formspider developers are now able to secureboth data and UI elementsand grant access rights to users directly from the Formspider IDE. Formspider Security Highlights: Security both at data and UI layer.
Grant read and write access at the query, column and row level. Control editable, enable, visible attributes of every UI component.
Security aware UI components.
Formspider automatically detects the read&write privileges defined at the data layer and restricts access to data bound UI objects.
Incredibly easy to manage.
Build and maintain your security model quickly with the point and click graphical user interface.
Create reports on your security model easily with SQL.
No LDAP, no XML, no files. Formspider security model is implemen…