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Oracle SQL Developer v4EA2 Is Now Available

EA1 dropped in July. Now here we are a little more than a week before Oracle Open World and we are making Early Adopter 2 of Oracle SQL Developer version 4 available for you to download and provide feedback.

There’s two big things you need to know about:

  1. About 500 bug fixes
  2. Support for ADDM/AWR/ASH

Bug Fixes

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your feedback on the Forums, Twitter, our blogs, and any other way you might be able to find us. We want to make version 4 our best release yet and we won’t release the product officially until it meets our high standards and expectations.

That being said, we’re getting a lot closer!

I’m sure we’ve created a few more bugs for you to play with, so don’t be shy, and keep up the feedback!

ADD/AWR/ASH

These are very popular features of Oracle Database Enterprise Edition’s Diagnostic Pack. If you click through the ‘Are you sure you want to use this feature’ dialog, then you’ll see these new items in the DBA panel:

Please make sure you can use this stuff before you actually use it.

Please make sure you can use this stuff before you actually use it.

I don’t have time in this post to go over everything – that’s what I’ll do next week, but here’s a quick sneak peek:

Active Session History, default is last 5 minutes

Active Session History, default is last 5 minutes

Once the HTML report is generated, you can browse it inside of SQL Developer, save it to the raw HTML, or auto-browse it in your default browser. I really like this last bit :)

Click the 'Open in Browser' button to get the report out of SQLDev

Click the ‘Open in Browser’ button to get the report out of SQLDev

Much, much, more

You can also manage your snapshots (create new ones or delete existing), create new baselines and feed those baselines to your AWR reports, etc. And like I said, much much more content around these new features coming soon.