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"It works like a one-stop shop for all of our application development requirements."

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"I like it because it's very similar in output to SQL *Plus, and it has many convenience features that make it easier to read the data and use the basic reporting features it provides.""It's easy to deploy, I can copy it onto the system and run it without having to install it and this makes it a very good solution for quick use."

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"I would like to see it extend native support for functional languages like Scala."

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"I think it would be great to have an overview over the sessions it opens so that we could easily see and control which connections to the database we want to keep open, which ones are hanging; and it would be great to make them independent from each other.""Scalability has room for improvement. Often if you have to do a heavy load of queries or are getting large result sets you have to be careful not to overload the Java virtual machine that's running."

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"It has the advantage that it's free. The next best competitor would cost several thousand dollars."

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Eclipse Luna includes official support for Java 8 in the Java development tools, Plug-in Development Tools, Object Teams, Eclipse Communication Framework, Maven integration, Xtext, Xtend, Web Tools Platform, and Memory Analyzer. The Eclipse workbench provides a new dark theme, split editors, line numbers on by default, reduced whitespace in default presentation, ability to hide the "quick access" bar and fitting syntax highlighter setting for the editor of several programming languages. Paho provides open source implementations of open and standard messaging protocols that support current and emerging requirements of M2M integration with Web and Enterprise middleware and applications. EcoreTools, the graphical modeler for Ecore, has been completely re-implemented based on Sirius and provides a nicer graphical design, support for documenting your model, specifying domain constraints and modeling Generic Types. It provides a standalone C/C++ debugger application that is added to the CDT to help debug an application via the command line and have an Eclipse UI debugger pop up.

Oracle SQL Developer is a free integrated development environment that simplifies the development and management of Oracle Database in both traditional and Cloud deployments. SQL Developer offers complete end-to-end development of your PL/SQL applications, a worksheet for running queries and scripts, a DBA console for managing the database, a reports interface, a complete data modeling solution, and a migration platform for moving your 3rd party databases to Oracle.

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Comms Service Provider22%
Hospitality Company11%
Aerospace/Defense Firm11%
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm7%
Company Size
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Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise41%

Eclipse Luna is ranked 5th in IDE with 1 review while Oracle SQL Developer is ranked 1st in IDE with 1 review. Eclipse Luna is rated 8.0, while Oracle SQL Developer is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Eclipse Luna writes "One-stop shop for all of our application development requirements including Dev, Debugging, and Unit testing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle SQL Developer writes "Helps me streamline and unify my approach for different customers". Eclipse Luna is most compared with NetBeans, whereas Oracle SQL Developer is most compared with Toad Data Modeler, NetBeans, IDERA Rapid SQL, AWS Cloud9 and dbForge Studio for Oracle.

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