Let’s just focus on Plugins. What are they? Why are they? How to build? these are the questions that can haunt you.
APEX plugins are APEX utility that solves one or more use-case/purposes. They hold up a separate bundle of code, sometimes derived from third-party libraries.
APEX plugins are great for reusability, reducing application complexity, giving an extra cutting edge to your applications. Some key features of the APEX plugins
- Third-Party library integration separation
- Easy to upgrade
- PL/SQL support
Sometimes you can call them a sub-product of your application if the plugin is designed and developed for a special purpose.
Some best example of sub-product
- File Upload and Image Editor by FOEX (20.1.0)
- APEX Media Extension (AME) (20.1.2)
- APEX Office Print (AOP) (20.1.2)
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