It’s time to go update your desktop copy of SQL Developer! We have some very important bug fixes for our community of Oracle Database users, developers, and DBAs!
SQL Developer 23.1 released on 19 April 2023.
Things you should know
This release is mostly all about bug fixes and providing a stable development environment for Oracle Database, mostly. The primary exception to that would be…
Parser updated for 23c Free Developer Release
You can start using the new 23c SQL and PL/SQL syntaxes without the parser getting ‘angry’ and you start executing these commands with no issues.
Reminder, we have a Docker and VirtualBox 23c Free Developer instance if you’d like to have a go at it.
There were approximately 35 bug fixes included in this release, but I’ll cover the top 2 reasons you’ll want to upgrade.
1. Code Insight/Completion Bug Fixes
This was inconsistent before AND items weren’t being sorted correctly. Those should now be working as expected.
2. Windows File System Response Time Issues
There was a bug in Java that severely impacted the response time in SQL Developer whenever we went to the OS for various tasks. The Java team has produced a fix and that’s included in the Windows x64 distribution of 23.1 where we include the JDK.
This was apparently unique to Windows, but did not affect ALL Windows users.
SQL Developer Data Modeler 23.1
Continuing the theme, SDDM 23.1 delivers no new features, but does provide a couple of bug fixes.
Details can be found here –
What about the VS Code…stuff?
Our work on the next generation of SQL Developer continues. We’re about to make it available to our Oracle employees/staff as a preview before we release it for customers (Summer 2023)
Please bear with us, it takes time to build stuff, even when we’ve built it before!