The Tool for Oracle Application Developers (TOAD) is a popular graphical user interface for the Oracle database that allows programmers to build, test, debug, an format their code within an interactive development environment. With the easy-to-use TOAD interface, changes that once took hours can be done in just minutes. TOAD allows developers to browse their database tables, procedures and object types, use code templates, and shows errors. It also simplifies database administration by providing a way for DBAs to graphically browse and change database characteristics.The only book in print for the current version of TOAD (7.4), the TOAD Pocket Reference for Oracle , provides Oracle developers and DBAs with quick reference to TOAD?s main features, shortcut keys, recommended changes to options, and productivity tips and tricks. The book covers:
An introduction to TOAD and its main program functions
How to customize TOAD and change its options to suit your work environment
SQL Editor (and data grid)
TOAD-DBA module (add-on module)
Written by TOADman (Jim McDaniel, the creator of TOAD) and Patrick McGrath, this book provides a concise pocket-sized guide that?s easy to carry anywhere. Developers and DBAs will find the TOAD Pocket Reference for Oracle an indispensable companion.
known as TOADman to his many admirers, the developer of TOAD is a cult hero in the Oracle world. When he speaks at conferences, his sessions are mob scenes. He is revered on the Web for his helpful postings. Jim is now the lead support for the commercial version of TOAD which is marketed by Quest Software.
Comments about oreilly TOAD Pocket Reference for Oracle:
I've been downloading TOAD for a few years, but mostly done the same old stuff in the same old way. This book, by the TOADman himself, has been great because it covers the 95% of options I've never bothered with, especially the right-button mouse-click options. I wouldn't claim a 500% increase in TOAD productivity, but maybe a 50% one, when using TOAD, especially with PL/SQL. And the size of the book is great too, perfect for coat pockets, and the desktop, with all the tabs, clicks and being being quickly accessible. Nice work.