The best part about using the FOEX Plugin Framework is that it gives us a lot of flexibility when it comes to building complex applications.
Within the software suite that we provide to our customers we have data-centric pages, with many Master-Detail-Detail relations, so using the plugins that FOEX provides made it really easy for us to build what our customers want.
We also like the FOEX Developer Addon – a free browser extension which they provide. It provides powerful wizards that you can use within the APEX Application Builder and create feature-rich pages really fast.
They need to improve on documentation and examples, especially on their YouTube channel. We come from using Oracle Forms so it would have been helpful to see a detailed example of how to migrate an app from Forms to APEX/FOEX.
This tool, in combination with APEX, can compete successfully against ADF or Forms. If you have a small team of developers that needs to make the switch from Oracle Forms you might find it easier to work with APEX & FOEX, than getting started with ADF or other development tools.
If you’re looking to develop mobile-only apps, perhaps you should consider using other tools since even they recommend to use their software for developing apps to run on desktop, laptop and tablet.
We managed to successfully redevelop our Forms applications and move them to Oracle APEX with the help of the FOEX Plugin Framework.
Having a small team of developers pushed us to go out and search for the tools we could use to build and easily maintain our software suite, since our customers want functionality improvements, but also a better looking app which works in the same way on different screen sizes.
From an HR point of view, for us it became harder to find good developers and we needed a way to save at least part of the investment we made in Forms.
FOEX helped us solve this issue, since developers with good knowledge of Forms can start to become proficient with this tool in 1-2 weeks + we could reuse some of the business logic we already had in place.