Doing the math, SQL Developer is officially 10 years old.
Or should I say, 10 years young?
I remember VERY clearly when this came out. It was seen as a very disruptive move by Oracle – a company for which I did not work at the time, so this is my personal recollection 🙂
It was also not the first developer tool to come from Oracle. But this one had a lot of people excited.
The excitement and potential have been realized. I talk to customers every day that want to use the tool more. Learn more about it. Make sure they’re not missing out on anything.
Just today got an email from a customer in Germany that was getting ready to push it out on 500 desktops. Is that a big number? It’s all relative I suppose. We measure active users and downloads. Both of those numbers continue to grow at significant rates. I keep waiting for the numbers to flat line or at least grow at a less agressive rate.
But it keeps growing. Which makes me happy. There are many more users out there to help.
SQLcl is a big part of reaching more of our customers. Having a measurable impact on our users daily lives and work product – that is our #1 goal here on the database development tools team. So whether you’re in a desktop GUI, on the command-line, or in a browser – our goal is to help you do your job. Developer, DBA, analyst, spreadsheet engineer, ‘that query gal’ – everybody.
Thanks for a great 2015. 2016 has a ton of cool stuff on the docket. I hope to see you at a conference, user group, or on-the-line soon. As always, keep up the feedback. Without you, we’re just a few millions lines of code.