Some interesting stuff the last two weeks. The amount of noob questions on the forums used to put me off in the past, but I have to admit there's a lot of quality posts and ideas on the Forms forum. Now I wish I had more time to try everything that seems worthwhile :) Anyway, here's my list:
Zdebug -- Download a Forms debugging message tool
A very small but very handy tool for debugging your forms, by Steve Cosner. It uses a substitute for the message built-in and captures all those messages in a recordgroup. By including an extra button in your own form, you can call the debug form, which displays all the captured messages. It also supports getting serveroutput (dbms_output). Simple, efficient, practical!
Implementing JFreeCharts instead of FormsGraph.jar?
An unanswered question I as well would like to know the answer to. If you happen to know a solution, post it in the forum, pretty please...
Search a string in all .fmb in a directory
Not really an issue on Unix or Linux, but if you use Windows as an OS (my condolences), WinGrep is the app you need.
Using Enter-Query Mode Programmatically
A workaround to hitting the Enter Query and Execute Query buttons every time the user wants to perform a search. The user can stay in Normal mode, enter a search criterium in one of the fields, and Execute the search. The subsequent discussion is definitely worth reading too.