Hi all, here's Oracle Explorer, a very simple C# (VS2005) open source Toad alternative for browsing through oracle databases. It was created in reaction to the awful load times of oracle's java-based Sql Developer, and i can't be bothered with the procurement process for Toad. Maybe someone wants to start a project with this and take it further? Anyway here's the obligatory screenshot: [[posterous-content:pBHypjmdyIzlAAqknxbk]] And the download (including both the EXE and source code):


To install and run it, make sure you get the Instant Client from oracle's website, and copy the oci.dll, orannzsbb*.dll, oraocci*.dll, and oraociicus*.dll files into the same folder as the oracle explorer EXE file.

This project is a follow on from a previous blog entry here: Connecting to Oracle from C# / Winforms / Asp.net without tnsnames.ora 

Thanks for reading! And if you want to get in touch, I'd love to hear from you: chris.hulbert at gmail.

Chris Hulbert

(Comp Sci, Hons - UTS)

iOS Developer (Freelancer / Contractor) in Australia.

I have worked at places such as Google, Cochlear, Assembly Payments, News Corp, Fox Sports, NineMSN, FetchTV, Coles, Woolworths, Trust Bank, and Westpac, among others. If you're looking for help developing an iOS app, drop me a line!

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