Oracle SQL Developer for Mac
Oracle SQL Developer is a free IDE that enables users to easily and effortlessly develop and manage Oracle database.
To install the application you have to download and extract the 181 MB TAR archive and copy Oracle SQL Developer to the /Applications folder.
Oracle SQL Developer is designed to provide complete end-to-end development of PL/SQL apps, a DBA console for database management, a migration platform for easy import of third party databases, a worksheet for running scripts and queries, a reports interface and a comprehensive data modeling solution.
In other words, by using Oracle SQL Developer, you will be able to view and browse database objects, edit and debug PL/SQL statements, and also run SQL scripts and statements.
Moreover, Oracle SQL Developer is capable to connect to any Oracle Database and allows you to migrate from third party databases to Oracle. You also have the option to use third-party plugins in order to connect to non-Oracle databases.
Other useful features provided by Oracle SQL Developer are the code insight, automatic tabs, bracket matching and syntax coloring for PL/SQL.
Thanks to the integration with Oracle APEX, you can also browse, import, export, drop or deploy applications. On top of that, you can create custom reports or use one of the provided Application Express reports.
From Oracle SQL Developer's user-friendly interface you can easily browse and read all files stored in the file system. At the same time, the menu bar offers quick and easy access to all the tools you might need, such as the PL/SQL Unit Testing, Data Modeler, Data Miner and more.
In conclusion, Oracle SQL Developer might be the ideal solution for users who are looking for a free integrated development environment designed to enhance their productivity and ease the database development tasks.
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