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What is the definition of Apex?

Hello all,

I would like to know what mean the word 'Apex' for Salesforce?

Is it 'Oracle Application Express' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oracle_Application_Express) ?
Is it the same thing?


Best Answer chosen by thisisnotapril

Oracle APEX (Application Express) is a software development environment running inside the Oracle database.

APEX for Salesforce is a strongly typed, object-oriented programming language that allows developers to execute flow and transaction control statements on the Force.com platform server in conjunction with calls to the Force.com​ API. It is proprietory of Salesforce.com, and has nothing to do with Oracle Application Express.

Here is some introductory documentation of APEX: http://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/apexcode/Content/apex_intro_what_is_apex.htm

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