Your Favorite Posts from 2015

thatjeffsmith Database Stuff, SQL Developer 1 Comment

These were the stories published this year that enjoyed the most readers. Sadly, an article I wrote many years ago on how to import data from Excel to Oracle, remains the #1 post overall. Stupid Excel. 10. SQL Developer version 4.1 Feature Recap So we released version 4.1 of SQL Developer this past May. This post summarizes the new features …

5 SQLDev Features I’m Thankful For

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 8 Comments

I hope this post isn’t too cheesy. But it’s Turkey-week here in the USA, and the theme demands that homage be paid. So here are 5 features in Oracle SQL Developer that I use all the time, and am truly thankful for. They help me conserve energy, AND they make my job easier. I want to make sure YOU’RE aware …

Oracle SQL Developer v4 is Live & Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade Today!

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 42 Comments

A new version of Oracle SQL Developer has been officially released. Oracle developers, DBAs, and data professionals will find that v4.0 is perhaps our best release yet. Of course, we always say that 🙂 So here’s 10 reasons to go upgrade. 10. Version 3.2 is more than a year old. Version 3.2 was released last November. Tens of thousands (maybe …

Top 10 Tips & Tricks for Oracle SQL Developer

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 62 Comments

Being a short week due to the holiday, and with everyone enjoying their Summer vacations (apologies Southern Hemispherians), I reckoned it was a great time to do one of those lazy recap-Top 10-Reader’s Digest type posts. I’ve been sharing 1-3 tips or ‘tricks’ a week since I started blogging about SQL Developer, and I have more than enough content to …

Top 10 Reasons SQL Developer is Perfect for Oracle Beginners

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 4 Comments

Learning new technologies can be daunting. If you’ve never used a Mac before, you’ll probably be a bit baffled at first. But, you’re probably at least coming from a desktop computing background (Windows), so you common frame of reference. But what if you’re just now learning to use a relational database? Yes, you’ve played with Access a bit, but now …

Why I Don’t Follow You

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A quick disclaimer: I was inspired to write this post after reading AmberIsMe‘s take on why she doesn’t read your blog. It’s not personal. Actually, it is a little personal. That is the point of social media after all, right? Building personal relationships with folks you admire that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to in ‘real life’ Don’t let me …