Oracle SQL Developer v4.2 Is Now Available

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 39 Comments

Today is the day! We have new releases of both SQL Developer and SQL Developer Data Modeler. I’ve been talking about v4.2 tweaks and enhancements for awhile now, and here’s the full list if you want to go back and review. I’d like to share a few highlights though. But first, FULL STOP. Go click that big button to the …

SQLcl – Setting Up the Formatter

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Just because you’re in a command line interface doesn’t mean you’re stuck with ugly code! Wait, if it’s my code, you’re stuck with ugly code. But if it’s YOUR code, then you’re not stuck with poorly formatted code. You can of course use the FORMAT command to format what’s in a file or in the SQLcl buffer. I don’t like …

Updated SQLcl: 2 New Commands, Bug Fixes, and 12cR2 Oh My!

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 11 Comments

You have a new version of SQLcl to download this morning. Lots and lots of bug fixes – again, thanks everyone in the community for providing feedback so we can make continuous improvements. A few things of note: Two New Commands They do pretty much what you’d expect. You’ll also notice something new on startup/connects if you’re using a ‘local’ …

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

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 6 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 …