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APEX Meta Blog

Posted by Tyler Muth on May 30, 2007

The community around Oracle Application Express (APEX) has grown by leaps and bounds over the last few years. It’s finally reached a critical mass, such that the community attracts more developers and in turn the developers give back to the community. Just take a look at the APEX Community page: there are sample applications, a wiki, special interest groups, hosting solutions, consulting companies, How-To’s and Articles, Podcasts, and more blogs than you can shake a stick at.

To help make it easier to consume some of the blog content, I’ve added all of the English blogs to a Netvibes tab that you can preview by clicking this button Add to Netvibes . If you like it and are already logged-in to Netvibes, you can simply add it to your page. I’ve tried a number of the content aggregation sites, such as BlogLines and PageFlakes, but Netvibes is by far my favorite. Mozilla Thunderbird is another great way to consume RSS feeds if you use it as your mail client. If are already using a service other than Netvibes, here’s the opml of the APEX blogs that you can simply copy and paste into a new file (apex_blogs.ompl) and import into your current reader:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><opml version="1.0">
<head>
<title>Netvibes.com Subscriptions</title>
</head>
<body>
<outline title=”APEX Blogs” text=”APEX Blogs” icon=”http://www.oracle.com/favicon.ico”>
<outline type=”rss” title=”The Tom Kyte Blog” text=”The Tom Kyte Blog” xmlUrl=”http://tkyte.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default” />
<outline type=”rss” title=”Marc Sewtz” text=”Marc Sewtz” xmlUrl=”http://marcsewtz.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default” htmlUrl=”http://marcsewtz.blogspot.com/index.html” />
<outline type=”rss” title=”daust_de :: Oracle XE / Apex” text=”daust_de :: Oracle XE / Apex” xmlUrl=”http://daust.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default” htmlUrl=”http://daust.blogspot.com/index.html” />
<outline type=”rss” title=”Tyler Muth’s Blog” text=”Tyler Muth’s Blog” xmlUrl=”https://tylermuth.wordpress.com/feed/” />
<outline type=”rss” title=”Scott Spendolini’s Blog” text=”Scott Spendolini’s Blog” xmlUrl=”http://spendolini.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss” />
<outline type=”rss” title=”Dimitri Gielis Blog” text=”Dimitri Gielis Blog” xmlUrl=”http://dgielis.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default” htmlUrl=”http://dgielis.blogspot.com/” />
<outline type=”rss” title=”Denes Kubicek ApEx BLOG” text=”Denes Kubicek ApEx BLOG” xmlUrl=”http://deneskubicek.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default” htmlUrl=”http://deneskubicek.blogspot.com/index.html” />
<outline type=”rss” title=”iAdvise” text=”iAdvise” xmlUrl=”http://iadvise.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default” htmlUrl=”http://iadvise.blogspot.com/” />
<outline type=”rss” title=”Carl Backstrom’s Blog” text=”Carl Backstrom’s Blog” xmlUrl=”http://carlback.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default” htmlUrl=”http://carlback.blogspot.com/index.html” />
<outline type=”rss” title=”Inside Oracle APEX | by Patrick Wolf” text=”Inside Oracle APEX | by Patrick Wolf” xmlUrl=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/InsideApex” />
<outline type=”rss” title=”Jack of Everything, Master of Nothing” text=”Jack of Everything, Master of Nothing” xmlUrl=”http://kristianjones.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default” />
<outline type=”rss” title=”del.icio.us/orcl.apex” text=”del.icio.us/orcl.apex” xmlUrl=”http://del.icio.us/rss/orcl.apex” />
<outline type=”rss” title=”Johns Blog” text=”Johns Blog” xmlUrl=”http://jes.blogs.shellprompt.net/feed/” htmlUrl=”http://jes.blogs.shellprompt.net” />
<outline type=”rss” title=”Anton Nielsen” text=”Anton Nielsen” xmlUrl=”http://c2anton.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default” />
<outline type=”rss” title=”Discussion Forums: Message List - Application Express” text=”Discussion Forums: Message List - Application Express” xmlUrl=”http://forums.oracle.com/forums/rss/rssmessages.jspa?forumID=137″ />
</outline>
</body></opml>

5 Responses to “APEX Meta Blog”

  1. Eddie Awad said

    Hi Tyler,

    Have you tried Google Reader?

  2. tylermuth said

    Eddie,

    I tried google reader and liked it’s interface, I just haven’t jumped onto the everything google bandwagon yet. Something inside me doesn’t want my WHOLE internet experience to be run by google, so I only use them for search. Yahoo is my mail service (Microsoft, please don’t buy them), but their RSS reader is a bit limited.

    Tyler

  3. Hi Tyler,

    Good post and very true. The APEX community is growing every single day…

    I use netvibes too. For the people wanting to see an example, here is a screenshot of mine: http://dgielis.gg-design.be/apex/apex-netvibes-dgielis.jpg

    Dimitri

  4. Scott said

    Hm… I like Pageflakes better for one very simple reason – they allow me to publish my page (not just a screenshot like Dimitri’s). Check my site: http://www.pageflakes.com/scottcobb99/10815688

    cu, Michael

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