25 October 2007

Oracle's Official WIKI

There is a new place for information about all things Oracle! http://wiki.oracle.com/
While it may feel like there are so many places to find information, I think that having the various formats available suit different people and different styles. The new site that you may or may not be aware of is the Oracle Wiki. It's a place where the Oracle community, internal and external, can contribute and share content. The site already has links to Oracle OpenWorld and the different that attendees can see and do. You can get lost in the wiki content about Oracle World, without going to the main site, although I do recommend you do.

Back to the Wiki. Under the navigation section, there is a Developer Tools node and you'll find SQL Developer nestling there among some of oracle's older (and not so old) tools.

Content for SQL Developer can be found through a chatty forum, or more formally on the OTN technical pages or very formally through the SQL Developer documentation which we link to from the OTN pages listed above. So the wiki allows you add small components, or larger explanations, specific FAQs or links to articles you have written. Adding to the wiki is easy, so have fun and make it your space.

24 October 2007

Browse Oracle APEX Applications Using SQL Developer

This is a quick alert that there is now a good article on the Integration of Oracle Application Express (APEX) and Oracle SQL Developer. You may already know that this feature was introduced with SQL Developer 1.2, but unless you had created an Oracle APEX connection you might not have realised the extent of the support that is available. The article provides an overview of all you can do:

"Using SQL Developer, you can perform the following functions:

  • Browse your Application Express Applications
  • Export and Import Applications
  • Drop Applications
  • Deploy Applications
  • Modify Applications
  • Export Pages
  • Tune your Queries
  • Included Application Express Reports
  • Custom Exception Reports"
Have a look. You can also find links to this article from the news section on the Oracle SQL Developer pages on OTN and it's listed with the other technical documents and white papers.