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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Eclipse SQL Explorer - a better SQL interface

I have been a longtime user of QuantumDB, and it has been a good and faithful SQL interface for my purposes. My issues with it are:

(On OSX 10.6 / Eclipse Galileo )
1. It doesn't honor the global keybindings settings in Eclipse.
2. It slows down eclipse if you have a large query.
3. It isn't easy to access recent queries, so I tend to pile them up in the editor, and highlight the one I want to execute. This eventually leads to problem #2.
4. No undo functionality in the SQL editor, (to put back the part of the query that you accidentally deleted).

Today, I found Eclipse SQL Explorer, and it addresses problems 1, 2, and 4. I haven't used it long enough to know about problem #3.

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