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SQL Developer: Wearing of the Green

In honor of today’s holiday, a hat tip to our Irish friends! Spot the places I’ve configured SQL Developer to show green I can spot 7 different spots in the above screenshot where I have configured SQL Developer or manipulated the output to show the color green.

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SQL Developer Data Modeler Screenshots

I’ve taken a TON of screenshots of both SQL Developer products to demonstrate features. I was playing around with Flickr to see if there was a better way to re-purpose this content other places. Here’s what that COULD look like. I have a few hundred more to add to this photo album. This is just […]

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We Want You..to Eat, Breathe, and Live SQL

Our developer advocate team, led by Steven Feuerstein of PL/SQL fame, is looking for someone to help spread the good word – about SQL. You can read about the job here, but I thought I would throw in my two or even 3 cents on the matter. I have been evangelizing or advocating or helping […]

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Why Is My SQL Slow & Go Faster Features

Yesterday I made my first presentation ever at the annual Hotsos conference. The topic: “All of the Performance Tuning Features in SQL Developer.” It went pretty well, and I’d like to share those slides now with y’all: Tuning & Diagnostics Features in Oracle SQL Developer from Jeff Smith Easier to Read Autotrace Execution Plans Apparently […]

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Reporting Quick Tip: Dial Gauges

Everyone likes pictures. I would never create a report that didn’t have at least one chart in it. You just can’t risk busy people glancing at your reports and not coming away with the key information you’re trying to impart. We have lots of chart types in SQL Developer – 50+ in version 4.0. But […]

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Introducing our Weekly Oracle Database Development Web Series

Hi, I’m Jeff Smith. You might remember be from such self-help videos as “Code is Self-Documenting”, and “We Let the End Users Test Our Code.” Thanks for humoring me as I pay tribute to one of my favorite comedians, Phil Hartman as Troy McClure on The Simpsons…but I digress. Starting this week (Wednesday, February 25th!) […]

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A Quick 4.1 Trick: SET SQLFORMAT

One of your favorite SQL Developer ‘tricks’ is the ability to pre-format query output. So instead of getting standard output back, maybe you want query results to come back as CSV. But using that requires you to add code to your existing SQLs. Maybe instead it would be cool to set the overall script output […]

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Stop Doing That! – In Oracle SQL Developer

One of the coolest bits of The Matrix, was the ability for the main characters to ‘download’ new skills or objects into their virtual reality. Like Neo could learn Kung-Fu with a simple button click. Today, I want all of you to take the (Oracle) Red Pill, and download your SQLDev knowledge pack. These are […]

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Are Invisible Columns Really Invisible?

Today’s question: How are invisible columns treated with DESC, INFO and the GUI equivalent? Super quick, an INVISIBLE column is one that the user doesn’t see. They won’t be able to access it unless they know about it. Security by obscurity? No. Tom Kyte shows a few examples of the features usefulness, especially when adding […]

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SQLcl Commands: Info & Info+ – The New DESC?

We put out a HUGE update for our new SQL*Plus-style command line interface for Oracle Database. Forget how to install it, or how to connect: see the movie! Things that people really like to do in SQL Developer is pull up the object browsers to quickly see the things that a simple DESC doesn’t show. […]

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