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Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 Is Finally Here

So go download it. I’m at the beach this week, not working. Mostly. I’ll be talking about our newest addition to the family, pretty much non-stop, starting next week and stopping when version.NEXT is released. You have plenty to look forward to For now, just a few points: We’re not distributing the JDK on Windows [...]

Oracle SQL Developer Lineup at Oracle Open World 2013

Oracle Open World 2012 left me exhausted. Apart from the social and fun stuff like running across the Golden Gate with a few co-workers and keeping up with social and business dinners, we had a ton of presentations, Hands On Labs, and of course the demo pods to man in the Exhibitor Hall. 2013 takes [...]

How Do You Make Your Animated GIFs?

I get this question a lot. The question tells me a few things: you LIKE the animated GIFs here on thatjeffsmith – cool, I’ll keep doing more you want to make your own – awesome, I’m helping make the world a more animated place that’s pretty much it, I should have said a couple of [...]

Oracle SQL Developer and Java 7

The current version of Oracle SQL Developer requires at least Java 6, e.g. the 1.6 JDK. I talk about Java, JDKs, JREs and what all that means in a previous post if you need to catch up on the lingo. Many versions of Java out there – 5, 6, and 7 are the most common. [...]

SQL Developer: I’m Looking at a Record, How Do I Edit It?

You’re doing some data clean-up, or maybe you’re just trying to answer a business question for a user, and you notice the data doesn’t look quite right. You want to click in that ‘(null)’ cell and tell the world that Tyler and Perry composed that song! But, we’re in a query result set, and not [...]

Querying Your Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler Designs

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler has a multi-user repository that makes it very easy to control and version changes to your data models and designs. However, it’s stored in a Subversion (think files) repository. Many of our users are accustomed to having EVERYTHING stored in the database. And when something is in a database, then [...]

A Sneak Peek: Oracle SQL Developer Version 4.0

In a few weeks I’ll be speaking at the Database Symposium at the ODTUG KScope13 conference. My topic, ‘SQL Developer v4.0′ will be one of the first times I spend an entire hour showing off our new features in the upcoming release. While not yet publicly available, and while I can’t comment on when that [...]

Monitoring Scripts as They Execute in Oracle SQL Developer

Interesting question from the forums: I’m doing multiple Inserts on a table using a script file (.sql) in SQL Developer. Since it has a lot of statements, I would like to check the progress of it somewhere in the application window. But I don’t see any progress of lines being displayed anywhere. The focus simply [...]

Ever Run a Truncate, Drop, or Delete in the Wrong Database?

Hurts, doesn’t it? And tools make it so easy to do this. Even though your tool probably reminds you where you’re at, your brain often just starts running after the next task. And usually your fingers are even a few steps ahead of your brain. And then you get into trouble. All because you’re trying [...]