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Oracle :: Getting Started

Learn the basics of creating a local development database and interacting with it using free tools.
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Get started using the free Oracle Express Edition database, SQL Developer, and TOAD in this beginner's walkthrough. 

Once complete, you'll have a fully functioning database and be able to connect to a sample schema, view its objects, and examine the data held within.

This boot camp style course gives you the very basics needed (in just under 2 hours!) to get your foot in the door - whether you're an application developer who's just been christened App DBA, or you're a report developer who'd like to get your own sandbox together to play. 

 Best of all, we're using FREE tools!

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginner
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What Will I Learn?
Connect to your newly installed database using TOAD and/or SQL Developer
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Nuts and Bolts :: Get up and running. Fancy!
7 Lectures 01:40:28
Who's this course intended for? What will you be able to do? To whom will you be able to do it?
Preview 06:15

Download and install the free Oracle 11g Express Edition database. It's free! No, really. Also, it's a real database. Seriously. Also, see a snafu!
Preview 23:23

Part deux - recovery, regain, and after reboot, a nice triple axel followed by a curtsy.
Get the tools :: Oracle 11g Express deux

The free(!) and powerful SQL development tool from Oracle - SQL Developer - download, install, configure and connect. 

Did I mention it's free!?

Get the tools :: SQL Developer

The freeware equivalent to SQL Developer is TOAD. Download and install, configure and connect.
Get the tools :: TOAD

Connecting to a "real" database requires a TNS connection. here's how to do that. 

Make sure a DBA is nowhere around, they'll get suspicious.
Create and connect to TNS entry

Let me explain. No, that will take too long. Let me sum up.
Outro :: go forth and multiply. Heck yes!
About the Instructor
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Code Monkey. Trainer. Consultant Extraordinaire.

I've spent the last years as a travelling consultant for major US companies and universities. My experiences are across a broad array of technologies and requirements, and now I'm here to help you get going. 

All feedback is most appreciated; I am willing to consider specific subject matters and am working on many topics for publication in the near future.

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