Archive for September, 2010

Apex is a great tool for rapid web applications based on Oracle Database. It’s free, and if you’re happy with Oracle XE’s limitations, then it’s perfect, you have the database free as well. I’ve been following APEX for long time ago, since it was called HTML DB, and wrote 2+ years ago a guide how to install APEX on XE.

Now APEX 4.0.1 is GA and most of the people would like to upgrade. It’s very simple.

1. Download APEX from OTN
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After I saw quite some interest on installing Webmin on Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10, I decided to go ahead and do the same for 10.04 and 10.10. I also strongly believe Ubuntu is doing wrong by not including Webmin into their repository Webmin is doing a mistake by using a deprecated library and not leave everybody to take benefit of their great product.
For those unfamiliar with Webmin, it is a web interface for configuring your linux box without X server.


LATER EDIT: As Joe Cooper from Virtualmin (the guys making webmin) said in the comments, there’s no need anymore for libmd5-perl for webmin starting with 1.520. I tested and it’s true, now the whole installation can be done in 3 simple steps. Thanks Joe, now’s much better!

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After I saw quite some interest on installing Webmin on Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10, I decided to go ahead and do the same for 10.04 and 10.10. I also strongly believe Ubuntu is doing wrong by not including Webmin into their repository Webmin is doing a mistake by using a deprecated library and not leave everybody to take benefit of their great product.
For those unfamiliar with Webmin, it is a web interface for configuring your linux box without X server.



LATER EDIT: As Joe Cooper from Virtualmin (the guys making webmin) said in the comments, there’s no need anymore for libmd5-perl for webmin starting with 1.520. I tested and it’s true, now the whole installation can be done in 3 simple steps. Thanks Joe, now’s much better!

Having said these, let’s to the job: Read the rest of this entry »

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I know there’s quite some time since my last post, but there are good reasons for this. First on the list would be my daughter Emma, who keeps growing and is filling all my afterwork time.

Secondly, lot of new Oracle products that I’ve been trained on and now I’m supposed to train other people. Then it comes the vacation, the first one with a child 🙂

What else… maybe I should mention:

  • it’s my fourth week working entirely on Ubuntu 64bit and I absolutely love it. Nothing is missing but Microsoft Office.
  • I read a lot of technical books on my Sony Reader. Everybody should buy one, especially now when they dropped the price like hell
  • did some personal projects, some very successful
  • I was actively involved in the efforts of keeping IT tax benefits in Romania
  • ahhh, yes, these Facebook and Linkedin are definitely distracting me from my blog.

But there’s September now and things are back on track.

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