Michael Hichwa is the original developer and architect of Oracle Application Express (APEX), aka HTML DB. Michael created APEX as a 100% rewrite of an earlier browser-based application development tool he also created, called Oracle WebDB. He had invaluable technical assistance and guidance from Tom Kyte and the addition of Joel Kallman as a co-developer. Michael and Joel have led APEX developments efforts since 1999. Michael remains committed and fully engaged in Oracle APEX design and development efforts. He also leads the development teams responsible for Oracle SQL Developer, SQL Developer Data Modeler, Migration Tools, the Oracle development tools for Visual Studio .NET and other data access technologies. Michael also leads APEX-driven Oracle internal system development efforts, including the Oracle online store.