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I love the croak of a TOAD in the morning

I started a new client engagement this week and it's a bit different
toolset and set of problems.  In many ways it's very reminiscent
of my first real IT job (but my client seems to be infinitely smarter
than) and it almost feels like coming home.  I know I may be in
the minority, but I grew up on Oracle and I'm happy to finally be
back.  I can, or could, dash off PL/SQL directly into the command
line, but I've never managed to get a handle on the ANSI standard
syntax for outer joins.

Plus, I still think TOAD is my database tool of choice and I love hearing the little croak when if fires up.

About Jeremy Miller

Jeremy is the Chief Software Architect at Dovetail Software, the coolest ISV in Austin. Jeremy began his IT career writing "Shadow IT" applications to automate his engineering documentation, then wandered into software development because it looked like more fun. Jeremy is the author of the open source StructureMap tool for Dependency Injection with .Net, StoryTeller for supercharged acceptance testing in .Net, and one of the principal developers behind FubuMVC. Jeremy's thoughts on all things software can be found at The Shade Tree Developer at http://codebetter.com/jeremymiller.
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  • Bryant

    Toad is our official Oracle tool, but I’m not thrilled with it. I don’t like Toad’s integration with source control because it is too easy to circumvent. Plus, a couple of versions ago there was a bug that prevented exection of procedures that returned cursors to a grid. The solution, according to Quest’s site, was to install an older version of Toad! Finally, I get too many false positives when using the schema compare tool.

    Still, it is better than working with Oracle from the command line.