PL/Scope in Oracle Database 12c Release 2 and Oracle SQL Developer

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 7 Comments

PL/Scope is one of my favorite features. It answers SO many questions. Where am I declaring this, where am I calling that, when am I referencing something? And, I can get this information automatically, without hitting the big, fat SOURCE data dictionary views. I’ve talked about this previously… …BUT, PL/SCope didn’t help me with tracking the SQL I used in …

Oracle Database 12c Release 2 is Now Available…and so is our New VirtualBox Appliance!

thatjeffsmith Database Stuff 1 Comment

Want to get started on learning everything there is to know about the latest version of our Database? Don’t want to really have to install or create anything? Well, you’re in luck. Just go download our image. In a few minutes, you’ll be up and running with Database 12c Release 2. And APEX 5.1. And ORDS 3.0.9. And of course …

Where did all these files come from?

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 2 Comments

A friend, let’s call her ‘Helen’ for the sake of this post, texted me the other day, wondering why she had all these dozens/hundreds (?) of files in her Windows home directory. She was confused. Where did they come from? Were they safe to delete? I asked her what they were called, and the filename sounded VERY MUCH like what …