Christian Rokitta is an independent Oracle consultant with more than two decades of experience in Oracle Database development and web development. Since 1998, he has used the Oracle Web Toolkit and mod_plsql to develop data-centric web applications in Oracle environments. Using the APEX development framework was the logical next step.Christian is German, but for the past 22 years he lived and worked in the Netherlands. From 1996 to 1999, he worked as a custom development consultant for Oracle Netherlands. In the 10 years that followed, he acted as consultant and product development manager for Scamander Solutions. In April 2010, Christian became an independent Oracle consultant and founded themes4apex, a service that offers custom APEX theme design, and developed the commercial APEX SmartPivot plug-in.