Oracle announced new AI innovations in the latest release of the Oracle APEX low-code development platform. The new APEX AI Assistant simplifies application development and helps developers quickly build feature-rich, mission-critical applications at scale. Developers now can create applications by using natural language prompts to specify desired capabilities and components and automatically generate SQL statements, perform one-click debug correction, eliminate the need to remember table names, and easily add an out-of-the-box conversational interface to their applications.

Oracle APEX is a fully supported, no-cost feature of Oracle Database and all Oracle Database services including Oracle Autonomous Database that developers can try for free here. By replacing complex traditional coding, Oracle APEX's declarative development approach enables developers to build and deploy mission-critical enterprise applications 20X faster with 100X less code. With over 21 million applications built, Oracle APEX is the platform of choice for over 850,000 developers in organizations across industries worldwide.

Trailcon offers trailer fleet solutions 24/7, managing 30,000+ assets across North America. It built its Trailcon 360 application using Oracle APEX with OCI Document Understanding. The application provides customers with real-time analytics on geo-location, telematics, preventative maintenance, and other key indicators, as well as the ability to download and integrate invoices seamlessly to replace manual processes.

New AI enhancements in Oracle APEX include: APEX AI Assistant: Enables the creation of valid SQL statements from a natural language user prompt. APEX AI Assistant: Enable the creation of valid SQL statement from a natural language user prompt; APEX AI Assistant knows SQL syntax, so developers don't have to and automates the writing of SQL queries. It explains existing code and suggests code bug fixes that can be adopted with a simple click, freeing developers from routine coding tasks; Create App Assistant: Enables the creation the creation of new application blueprints from a natural language user prompt that specifies desired attributes and capabilities.

This simplifies the development of new applications and allows developers to focus their energy and resources on creating unique, bespoke application features rather than underlying code; Conversational AI dialogs: Enables end-users to "converse" with their applications in natural language through an out-of- the-box conversational interface that developers can easily add to their applications. As a result, developers can provide a richer in-app experience without the need to build generative AI or natural language processing components from scratch. The new version of Oracle APEX is available to use and will be demonstrated at the APEX Conference at OTUG Kscope24 from July 14 - 18 in Nashville, TN.