How is Formspider better than APEX? How is it worse?
asked 21 Feb '11, 04:42
I would like to answer your second question first: How is Formspider worse than APEX?
Formspider is worse than APEX in a lot of aspects. Aside from the obvious political clout and marketing power imbalances, there are technical aspects that APEX is clearly better.
For example, APEX is at version 4.0. We just launched our public beta. APEX is more robust and has more features.
APEX is developed by Oracle. Formspider is the product of cooperation of two small companies, Dulcian and Gerger. We clearly cannot compete with Oracle in terms of development resources.
APEX is free. Formspider, even though it is cheap, is not free.
APEX has a large community around it. We virtually have none.
There are many tutorials, books, workshops, training courses and what not out there if someone wants to learn APEX. As of today there are 6 (six) tutorials on our web site.
If you want help in developing your APEX project, consultants will line up for you. With Formspider, it is us or no one. Not a great position to be if you are choosing a development platform for your company.
To me, it is obvious that any reasonable PL/SQL Developer should be avoiding Formspider like the plague.
Thank God we are not looking for them.
Thank God we are looking for them in the PL/SQL Community.
Now, back to the first question. How is Formspider better?
I have noticed that you registered to our beta program. Thank you very much. Now that you have the opportunity to try out the framework, I would like to let you find the answer of this question yourself. The entire team is looking forward to your feedback.
Yalim K. Gerger
answered 21 Feb '11, 04:43
http://theformspider.com/product.php?descid=FormspiderVSOracleApex includes more detailed information.
answered 07 Mar '11, 04:24