11 June 2007

Oracle SQL Developer 1.2 is Production

You may have forgotten me as it's been sometime since I last updated this site. The reasons are multiple and not important here, but I do want to tell you that Oracle SQL Developer 1.2 has landed!

What, you might ask, is SQL Developer 1.2 and how is it different from 1.1.2 or 1.1.3 for that matter? In our world of numbers, each point in the release number is a point of significance! So 1.1.2 and 1.1.3 are patch releases to the 1.1 production release. This means that 1.2 is more than a patch release and indeed it is. SQL Developer 1.2 is the first release that we're shipping with the new, rewritten Migration Workbench. So, as a feature of SQL Developer, you'll find details about it on the SQL Developer homepages on OTN.

The Migration Workbench team work on a number of migration related products and utilities and so they have a separate Migration Technology Center on OTN. There you'll see the work they have done on migrating Microsoft Access applications to Oracle APEX - but that's another story. The Migration Technology Center links to a section focused on the new Migration Workbench. The documents include Getting Started, a data sheet and a bunch of viewlets, in bite size chunks, covering all aspects of Migrating from MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Access to Oracle.

While we're talking updates, the SQL Developer pages themselves have had a bit of a revamp, with a number of new or updated articles. Take a look.

Tomorrow, I'll tell you about the new export options available...

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