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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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Videos: Oracle Open World 2014 SQL Developer Talks

For this year’s Open World, SQL Developer got lots and lots of love from the conference organizers and keynote speakers. I think SQL Devleoper was mentioned, demoed, or both in at least 3 of the executive keynotes. We had many successful, and FULL, hands on labs – led by the lovely Ashley Chen. And our […]

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Keyboard Shortcuts in Oracle SQL Developer

What keyboard shortcuts should EVERY Oracle SQL Developer user know? How do you find new shortcuts to master, and how do you change them to match ones you’ve already learned in other tools? These are the driving questions for today’s post. While some of us may be keyboard ninjas, and others are more driven to […]

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SQL Developer Database Diff – Compare Objects From Multiple Schemas

Ever wonder why Database Diff isn’t called Schema Diff? One reason is because SQL Developer actually allows you to select objects from more than one schema in the ‘Source’ connection for compares. Now, before you get around to testing this – as you should never believe what I say, trust but verify – two things […]

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‘Forcing’ Line Breaks in Oracle SQL Developer

Oracle SQL Developer is at its heart, an Interactive Development Environment (IDE.) So it comes with the territory that developers should expect to be able to write good code quickly. One of the many code ‘helpers’ that a good IDE will provide is a Formatter. Formatters, or code beautifiers as they’re also known, take poorly […]

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I Say Snippet, Snippet Good: SQL Developer Snippets

There’s nothing worse than the ‘white screen of panic.’ You’re faced with the prospect of actually writing some code from scratch. Or even worse, you’re doing a presentation or demo, and everyone gets to see what a horrible typist you are. Yes, this is about Snippets, and Snippets are cool. But if you’re a keyboard […]

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How To Block Select Text in Oracle SQL Developer

This drove me nuts for a few minutes, so I figure you might need help too. That probably explains why you had to Google ‘Block Select’ and wound up here. Here is what you want: There’s No Trick, But You Do Have to Enable It The default behavior is to do a normal ‘wrapping’ selection […]

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Top 10 Tips & Tricks for Oracle SQL Developer

Being a short week due to the holiday, and with everyone enjoying their Summer vacations (apologies Southern Hemispherians), I reckoned it was a great time to do one of those lazy recap-Top 10-Reader’s Digest type posts. I’ve been sharing 1-3 tips or ‘tricks’ a week since I started blogging about SQL Developer, and I have […]

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Oracle SQL Developer Tips & Tricks Presentation

Updated: May 11, 2015 I’ve been giving this presentation for about 4 years now. It’s morphed, mutated, and improved incrementally for that entire time. I say I have a ‘top 10′ but it’s closer to 15 or so. It’s a VERY interactive session, with live demo. And there’s always lots of questions as we go. […]

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