SQL Developer

There’s a new sheriff in town! Click the banner above to get started with SQL Developer in your favorite editor/IDE, VS Code!

4+ million Oracle professionals use SQL Developer on a regular basis.
4+ million Oracle professionals use SQL Developer on a regular basis.

Welcome to my resource page for Oracle SQL Developer. Instead of asking you to dig through almost 500 archive posts, I have curated a collection to help get you started.

SQL Developer is the IDE for the Oracle database. Here’s what you need to know to do more work in less time with fewer clicks!

P.S. If you’re not finding what you’re looking for here, don’t be afraid to use that ‘Search’ thingy over to the right. It’s powered by the folks over at Google and I think they do a decent job. I use it to find posts too 🙂


VS Code Extension Content

The extension is brand new, but even for a version ‘1,’ it packs a ton of features. Here’s what I’ve got say about it for now.

Getting Started with SQL Developer

Find and highlight values in a grid with Ctrl+F

These posts are geared for the beginner and focus on how-to topics and will greatly shorten the learning curve. But don’t let the title scare you away! Would you be surprised to hear that most software users only take advantage of about 10% of a program’s capabilities? Make sure you know these ‘tricks’ before you move on to the ‘black diamond’ topics!


It’s All About the Data, Silly!

More fun examples, using your own data to learn SQL, build REST APIs, etc.

Untappd || iTunes || Twitter || Strava || Netflix || Spotify

You’re in the database for a reason, and odds are you’re trying to answer a question. The answer lies somewhere in the data. Don’t drive yourself nuts looking for the needle in the haystack when SQL Developer can point you in the right direction! These posts are all about making the data work for you!

Hackers unite!

Just in case you’ve never seen a PL/SQL Error, Here’s One

If you are all about the SQL or PLSQL, then these posts will turbo-charge your coding to new levels! Keyboard shortcuts, debugging, code re-use, and all the other stuff you expect to find in your IDE.


Reporting, or Using Pretty Pictures to Convince Your Boss That You Know What You’re Doing

Reporting is a huge component of SQL Developer’s feature set. The product ships with many pre-canned reports, but did you know you can create your own? These posts will show you how to add charts, interactive master-detail reports, and make your work product stand head and shoulders above the rest!