After a long (but I’m sure well worth it) wait, Oracle just announced APEX 5.1 Early Adopter 2 is available.
Head over to https://apexea.oracle.com/ to sign up and request a Workspace.
The two big items everyone has been waiting for are
Imagine an Interactive Report. Now imagine that you can easily manipulate data simply by clicking on a cell and editing its value. That is the simple story behind this powerful new feature of Application Express 5.1. Unlock the full potential of your database, in a powerful, easy to use, highly customizable way with Interactive Grids.
Charts in Application Express have been completely revamped. Powered by the all new Oracle JET charting library, these charts are beautiful, fast, highly customizable, and extremely versatile. Your data has never looked so good.
Reading through the “Additional Features in Application Express 5.1” section on the EA homepage it looks like there are lots of other interesting improvements and enhancements.