Simon: I couldn’t agree with you more.]]>
I have to say I’m very impressed with Apex. Every database needs a stored proc language and this was seriously lacking in Salesforce… until now.
It’s important to note that this only is a Data Access language, *not* a UI language. You need the AJAX toolkit to create complete solutions.]]>
In some ways its a pity that the hype around the Apex announcement has overshadowed all the good stuff that will be in Winter ‘07.]]>
Ha! It seems like I’m not the only one questioning why a new “language” and stack was introduced. I wrote about it in my recent post Salesforce.com’s Apex: Benioff’s Handcuffs for On Demand]]>
>> Why we need another full-blown language aside — couldn’t we just have used Java?
Exactly my thoughts! See: Saleforce.com: Why APEX, and why not Java, C#, VB.NET, PHP, Ruby, etc. etc.?]]>
The apex announcement is ultimately disappointing. While the feature sounds quite useful, we *may* get to test it in a few months and there is no date set for release? Really? So vaporware is the best thing that they can come up with for dreamforce? It’s starting to get thick.]]>