Introducing the SQL Developer ‘Shopping’ Cart

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 26 Comments

Just in time for the upcoming holiday shopping season, SQL Developer v3.1 (now available as an Early Adopter release), allows the developer or DBA to build ad-hoc deployment scripts. Need to ‘order’ that list of objects and underlying data for your test environment? Just add them to your cart and you’re ready for check-out! Once connected to 1 or more …

You Know What Grinds My Gears? – Database Design Edition

thatjeffsmith Database Stuff, SQL Developer 0 Comments

I think one of the dirty secrets in the software business is how LITTLE feedback we get from our end-users. You know they are out there though, gritting their teeth, cursing the day someone trusted you with a keyboard and mouse. Some of this software is very expensive to boot, so one would expect these users would be very vocal …

Acronyms and Assumptions

thatjeffsmith Database Stuff 5 Comments

Assumptions can often get us in trouble. People don’t know what you think they know, and they know what you don’t think they know. I often present to small groups. I ask questions up front to gauge the experience level, but even so I am forced to make some assumptions. Then there are some basics that I assume any database …