Archive for April, 2012

Toad for Eclipse Plugin

You might not be aware, but there is a Toad plugin for Eclipse.  Yes Toad, (kokak) the world’s  favorite Tool for Oracle Application Developers.  This plugin is created by Quest Software themselves and is available as a FREE download from the Eclipse Market Place and from Quest Software

The Toad Extension for Eclipse plugin allows you to connect to your Oracle or PostgreSQL database from within Eclipse.  All you need to do is to switch into the Toad Extension perspective.  From the Toad Extension perspective you can easily browse data, develop complex PL/SQL and even edit data without the need of opening a separate IDE like Oracle SQL Developer.


Connections View   Displays configured database connections  
Schema Browser   Browses through schema objects  
Object Describe   Views detailed information about an object  
SQL Worksheet   Edits and executes SQL statements  
Projects and Toad Extension for Eclipse Nature   Adds additional functionality to new or existing projects  
Syntax Check   Verifies SQL code on-the-fly  
Deployment   Allows to deploy objects to database using default connection or selected connection  
Object status   Shows status of object in default database  
Export to HTML/XML/CSV   Outputs data to selected format  
SQL Recall   Views a history of your executed SQL statements  
SQL Monitor   Monitors all SQL coming from Toad Extensions  
DBMS Output View*   Views DBMS_OUTPUT results  
Stored Procedure Editor   Edits Stored Procedures, Views and Triggers  
Search dialog   Searches through database source code  
PL/Doc View*   Views column information comments  
Outline View   Views the logical structure of a database object  
Sessions View*   Monitors or kills sessions in the database  
Parameters View* Displays an overview of the database and session parameters

Quotes Every Software Engineer Should Know

There are 10 people in the world, those who can read BINARY and those who cannot.

– Anonymous

A clever person solves a problem.

A wise person AVOIDS it.

– Albert Einstein

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.

– Rich Cook

Before software can be reusable it first has to be usable.

– Ralph Johnson

There’s no time to stop for gas, we’re already late

– Karin Donker

To go faster, slow down. Everybody who knows about orbital mechanics understands that.

– Scott Cherf

On the radio the other night, Jimmy Connors said the best advice he ever got was from Bobby Riggs:

* do it

* do it right

* do it right now

It is not enough to do your best: you must KNOW what to do, and THEN do your best.

– W.Edwards Deming

Abraham Lincoln reportedly said that, given eight hours to chop down a tree, he’d spend six sharpenning his axe.

– TidBITS 654, quoted by Derek K. Miller, via Art Evans

Everybody Knows:

* Discipline is the best tool.

* Design first, then code.

* Don’t patch bugs out, rewrite them out.

* Don’t test bugs out, DESIGN them out.

The significant problems we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.

– Albert Einstein

When somebody begins a sentence with “IT WOULD BE NICE IF..” the right thing to do is to wait politely for the speaker to finish. No project ever gets around to the it-would-be-nice features: or if they do, they regret it. Wait for sentences that begin “WE HAVE TO..” and pay close attention, and see if you agree.

– Tom Van Vleck

Why do we never have time to do it right, but always have time to DO IT OVER?

– Anonymous

It’s hard enough to find an error in your code when you’re looking for it; its even harder when you’ve ASSUMED your code is ERROR-FREE.

– Steve McConnell

Simple things should be simple, complex things should be POSSIBLE.

The perfect project plan is POSSIBLE if one first documents a list of ALL the UNKNOWNS.

– Bill Langley

Software and cathedrals are much the same – first we build them, then we pray.

FAST. GOOD. CHEAP. Choose any two.

– Common Project Scheduling Mantra

Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later.

– Fred Brooks

9 women CANNOT make a baby in ONE MONTH.

– Fred Brooks