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Toad on an iPad

No, we have not added native support for Toad to run on a platform other than Windows. No, I can’t tell you when that will happen. In the meantime, I thought you might enjoy a story about someone who has successfully setup his iPad to run Toad. @BigJim is a friend of mine on Twitter [...]

‘New’ Technology from 2000

I spend a lot of time speaking to PL/SQL development teams. A conservative estimate would break down to about 200 presentations a year and 2,000 developers. I have several stock presentations, but I prefer to have conversations with my audience rather than just start throwing slides up on the projector. If we find a topic [...]

My ‘New’ Job

I have never been really good at telling people ‘No.’ Let me clarify that – I have never been really good at telling people I work with ‘No.’ This trait put me in an interesting position recently when both @BrentO and @CHasker Instant Messaged me at work. Apparently I was the lucky guy to run [...]

Reverse Engineer Views into an ERD

ERD – Fancy way of saying Entity-Relationship Diagram Since version 10.0 of Toad for Oracle, users have been able to select a table and have an ERD generated that automatically includes any related tables via Referential Integrity. However, what if you are trying to document a view which may bring in one or more other [...]

SQL Server vs Oracle Via Toad

This is not a volley in the RDMBS wars. This is a quick cheat sheet for getting started using Toad for SQL Server if you are already used to using Toad for Oracle. Pages not Windows Toad for Oracle is a classic Windows application that utilizes a classic MDI presentation. Toad for SQL Server uses [...]

Sneak Peek at Toad for Oracle v10.6

I really should be more honest. In this case I’m referring to the title of this blog. ‘Sneak Peek’ infers I’m being naughty and showing you something that is secret or not available to the masses. The real story here is that any licensed user of Toad current on maintenance is able to participate in [...]

Proposed Outline: Toad Book

Time. I finally have some ‘free’ time. I have chosen to spend this time wisely. Instead of being reactive to e-mails, phone calls, IMs, tweets, pokes, etc, I am going to get serious about my book. The book has been inside my head for several years now, and I feel comfortable enough with the story [...]

Teaching Toad or Teaching SQL?

So for the past two days I’ve been taking a group of about 15 people through the paces of Toad and working with SQL Server. These folks are coming from an all Oracle environment to a completely SQL Server one. Tangent: Yes, they are actually migrating an entire application over. They are in year 3 [...]

#OracleHelp

I think it’s safe to say that the Twitter hashtag #SQLHELP has been an unqualified success. Why do our SQL Server friends have such a vibrant community on Twitter while us Oracle folks seem to be a bit resistant to all of this Web2.0 stuff? That’s largely a rhetorical question, although my gut tells me [...]