Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Easier than ever local connections

I'm constantly trying to make things in the tool easier to get people started working with the database. The first step is always create a connection. You may wonder how can that get easier it's fairly simple as it is.

Well for a local database it is now easier than ever. I added a new context menu "Create Local Connections". When you have a local database it will automatically setup a connection for sys,system and any user which has an open account. So now in roughly 15 seconds you have a connection to each user in your local database. Then just simply open, enter the password and your up an running writing code. I plan on later extending this to something like "create connection based on connection X"

Thursday, September 24, 2009

SQL Developer 2.1 EA1

There's tons of things in the new EA. The two biggest is the modeler is now integrated and the new unit testing. I'm going to do a few short demos of each and some of the things they offer. First the modeler not only allow you to open a model and see what was created in the full SQL Developer Data Modeler but it allows for drag and drop.

I'm going to try and do a bunch of short demos of some of the new things.

Here's the first, a very short demo of how to do it.