Having Fun With Prompts – and Saving Yourself from Mistakes

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In SQL Developer we have color coded connections. This was added, not because we like Christmas trees and all the pretty lights, but because sometimes you need a reminder of what database you’re on. So you don’t TRUNCATE stuff, accidentally. Visual cues won’t prevent all mistakes, but they sure help. With SQLcl, you have the abilty to setup your SQL …

Oracle SQL Developer Look and Feels

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SQL Developer is a Java Swing desktop application – surprise! We support a native operating system ‘look and feel‘ and also ship with an Oracle look and feel (LnF). The architecture of Swing is designed so that you may change the “look and feel” (L&F) of your application’s GUI (see A Swing Architecture Overview). “Look” refers to the appearance of …

Oracle SQL Developer and Java 7

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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. The name is ’6′, but …