Before we completely close the door on 2021, here’s a quick round-up of what you folks found interesting last year in stories and videos.
Top 10 Blog Posts
In the Oracle Cloud, we now have a free service that allows OCI Devs to programmatically connect and work with any Oracle Database. We’ll store your wallets, credentials, passwords, and even create bastions for you so you can work with your private endpoints.
And, we give you a SQL Worksheet native in your OCI console and additionally a SQLcl Cloud Shell plugin. 2022 will see a lot of new developments around this area.
The SQLcl editing interface got a major upgrade and facelift in 2021. This post shows off the new syntax highlighting and optional status bar features.
Everyone’s always asking me for my ‘formatter rules,’ but I suggest you take a look at what the good folks at Trivadis make available, for free!
Anonymous blocks, a SELECT calling a function, a REST API module calling a stored procedure, or finally taking advantage of the AUTO PLSQL feature – you have lots of choices when constructing your REST APIs for Oracle and one of PL/SQL’s most potent weapons, the REF Cursor.
People find their way to Oracle SQL Developer, but that’s only half the story – you need a database work with! This post gives you a few options for getting there as quickly as possible.
This post almost went viral over on LinkedIn, I think folks really like pictures.
Charting and Dashboards were one of the bigger new features in SQL Developer Web in 2021, and I publicity shared a report you could visit to see what was possible.
Release announcements are are always near the top of the list. For SQL Developer and Data Modeler we have Summer and Winter releases, e.g. 21.2 & 21.4.
This post highlighted one of the bigger talks Brian and I hosted in 2021. There’s slides and video here for your convenience. Brian was also generous and shared some cool code to help you get started.
I spend a lot of time helping folks get up and running on their Macs with SQL Developer. This post sums up that advice. And, we made sure the App was properly signed so that Apple’s security wouldn’t put SQLDev in a ‘timeout’ security box.
This was a runaway winner, impressive considering it was only live for a couple of weeks in 2021 to rack up the views. It may have been because of our friend, log4j. Good times.
Top 3 Videos
ORDS in 5 Minutes
It’s really hard for me especially to saying anything in 5 minutes or less, but I tried. Except, it turned into 9 minutes, oops.
Database Actions/SQL Developer Web Tour
I didn’t even try to do this in 5 minutes. No, there’s waaaay too much to talk about, so it ends up at about 50 minutes. Yes, I know no one will watch more than 3-4 minutes, so I added bookmarks for you.
+ SQL worksheet 2:45
+ Opening TABLEs (‘slider’) 11:52
+ Importing data to a new table 16:50
+ Drag and Drop tables/plsql to generate code 20:14
+ Converting a SQL statement to a Chart 22:35
+ Data Modeler and relational diagrams 25:30
+ REST API Development and Testing 28:15
+ JSON Collections & Documents 34:24
+ Charts 39:45
+ Creating Database users 41:47
+ Instance Viewer 44:07
+ Performance Hub 45:58
+ Session Browser 47:14
Celebrating 5 Years of Oracle SQlcl
0:04:47 History of CLIs for Oracle Database
0:09:34 SQLcl in a Nutshell
0:13:37 Where can I get/use SQLcl?
0:18:47 All the Commands, How do I download, install, and start it?
0:23:51 Query output formatting
0:28:28 How can I create table scripts to files (DDL/INSERTS)??
0:31:54 Using the editors
0:36:37 Status Bar
0:41:37 TAB/Code Completion
0:45:06 DESC vs INFO, vs INFO+
0:48:48 CD, DDL, CTAS, & LOAD
0:51:51 LOAD (delimited data to new or existing tables)
0:55:58 Data Pump command preview
1:00:52 CD/CD & Liquibase
1:05:28 Oracle Cloud Support (OCI)
1:06:53 Alias & Repeat
1:08:58 21.4 Preview: Data Pump & Data Guard
1,000,000 pageviews and 91 new blog posts in 2021 and 1,000 blog posts since I started here…
37 product releases
1 new Oracle Cloud Service launched
2,100,000 developers helped on StackOverflow and a top 0.88% Contributor for the year
Now bothering 10,000+ of you on Twitter
7 AskTom Webinars
5 new LiveLabs – that’s pretty much All-Star Brian there…
At least 8 Oracle User Group Conferences, kinda lost track/count of those.
Ok, that’s it, Enough talking about me and what I did! Let’s look forward to all the great things you’ll be building with our tech in 2022!