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Oracle APEX on Always Free Oracle Autonomous Database provides a preconfigured, fully managed and secured environment to both develop and deploy world-class applications. Your service remains free for an unlimited time as long as it is used.
Oracle APEX is ready to use on both Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing and Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse. Once the database is provisioned, simply sign in to your fully managed Oracle APEX environment to start building apps.Sign Up for Oracle Cloud Free Tier Quick Start Guide
Alternatively, get a free apex.oracle.com workspace
Request a workspace on the free apex.oracle.com evaluation service.
It takes just a few moments to sign up, and within minutes, you'll have your workspace ready to start building your first app.
Watch this short video to see how simple it is to sign up and get started!Request a Free Workspace
Oracle APEX runs anywhere that Oracle Database runs, whether it is on-premises, Oracle Cloud, or anywhere else. Here are some additional ways you can get started.
Request a service on one of the database cloud services in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Once Oracle Database is provisioned, you will be able to install Oracle APEX using Terraform or by following the Oracle APEX Installation Guide.
Use Oracle VM VirtualBox to install the Database Application Development Appliance which includes Oracle Database, Oracle REST Data Services, and APEX preconfigured and ready to run. You can also install the free Oracle Database Express Edition (XE) on your PC and follow this Quick Start guide.
Now that you have an environment ready, let's get some data into our workspace that you can use to build your first application.
You can begin with an existing data model or create a new one from scratch. You can use SQL Workshop, which allows you to design or import data models from your browser or use the built-in Quick SQL feature to author a data model using a simple shorthand syntax.
You can start with a spreadsheet, XML, or JSON and upload it as the basis for your data model.
Use Quick SQL to rapidly create data models using nothing more than shorthand syntax.
Use the provided sample datasets in SQL Workshop or those available as part of the Create App from Spreadsheet wizard.
The SQL Workshop in Oracle APEX provides a wealth of functionality for managing your data using SQL. SQL Workshop is designed to allow application developers to review and maintain all of the database objects within their associated schemas.Getting Started with SQL Workshop
Now that you have data available in your workspace, you can use the Create App wizard to create your first application. Once you've created your app, you can edit any page to load Page Designer where you can further develop your page. From Page Designer, you can quickly run your page to see your changes immediately in a new browser tab. From the runtime tab, use the Developer Toolbar to jump back into development. Watch one of these short videos on building your first app.
Learn how to build an application based on tables that already exist within your database.
Learn how to build an application based on data from a spreadsheet.
Watch short videos that demonstrate key areas of Oracle APEX.
The App Builder in Oracle APEX provides all of the functionality to develop your apps, including adding pages, managing shared components, and using Page Designer.Getting Started with App Builder
For simple projects, deploying your app can be as easy as sharing the runtime URL and granting end user access.
For systems that separate development and production environments, you can export and import your application in a single file.Learn More
Now that you have a workspace and some basic experience with Oracle APEX, try your hand at completing these Hands on Labs to gain even more knowledge and experience building apps.Go to Tutorials