PL/SQL Developer is an Integrated Development Environment that is specifically targeted at the development of stored program units for Oracle Databases. Over time we have seen more and more business Logic and application logic move into the Oracle Server, so that PL/SQL programming has become a significant part of the total development process. PL/SQL Developer focuses on ease of use, code quality and productivity, key advantages during Oracle application development.
Unicode support for the PL/SQL editor, SQL editor, and object definitions
The SQL and PL/SQL editors now support Unicode, so that you can write programs and queries that include Unicode characters. You can also use Unicode characters in object definitions such as tables, views, and so on.
The PL/SQL Editor now features code folding, which allows you to hide pieces of PL/SQL code you are not currently interested in, or show just the code you are focused on. It GeneRally gives a better overview of complex PL/SQL programs, and makes it easier to identify the code structure.
The PL/SQL Editor allows you to split the editor into 2 parts, so that you can view or edit 2 related code sections in the same program.
In addition to the CSV, XML, HTML exporters, you can now also export query results to an SQL file. The resulting file will contain insert statements for the selected records.
In the Object Browser you can now select a user in addition to the filters from the previous release.
The Object Browser now includes folders for indexes, constraints, java classes, window groups, windows, schedules, programs, jobs, and job classes.
The new docking interface allows you to pin/unpin docking areas. In the example below, the Project and Find docking areas are unpinned, and will be displayed when the mouse cursor is held over the tab at the right or bottom of the screen.