Oracle's SQL Developer, Better than Toad

Oracle's SQL Developer, Better than Toad

Posted by Luis Majano
Mar 21, 2006 00:00:00 UTC
Finally Oracle came up with their own graphical tool for creating and browsing database objects. This is the perfect companion to Oracle XE. The look and feel is great and the responsiveness of the application is amazing. It has all the tools that I need as an Oracle developer to finally develop on any platform. Yep, totally JAVA!!! This is amazing!! The tool has SQL worksheets, SQL formatting, PL/SQL snippets, a great help system, a great PL/SQL editor, which will keep beign improved on. Overall, the application is great, and best of all, I can finally run this on my Mac and get rid of my DB PC. Ohh, and did I mention that it is also free!! Thank you Oracle!!

Oracle SQL Developer is a new, free graphical tool that enhances productivity and simplifies database development tasks. With SQL Developer, you can browse database objects, run SQL statements and SQL scripts, and edit and debug PL/SQL statements. You can also run any number of provided reports, as well as create and save your own.

SQL Developer can connect to any Oracle Database version and later. We support SQL Developer running on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.


Anyways, here are some good screenshots for you:

Brian Kotek

Not to argue, because I'd be the first to be happy if Oracle really came out with a decent tool, but TOAD does WAY more than let you browse the database and write SQL. I'll have to try this myself and see how it compares.

Luis Majano

Brian, TOAD still does much much more. But this is a great start for Oracle. Specially that it runs on MAC OS X. This is the best option for MAC users in my opinion. It would be great if they added more DBA support though.