Toad (Oracle) – Too Many Options

Toad is a tool to let you connect to Oracle with a GUI and browse the tables, run sql, write procedures. It is kind of like Query Analyzer/Enterprise Manager for SQL 2000 or SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) for SQL 2005/2008. Except it’s not, it sucks. šŸ™‚

Toad Options

As you can see from the options screen, there are hundreds of options. Tons of tabs, menu items, and tons of settings per tab. If you need a “search” on your options screen, you probably have too many options, or you need to redesign something. I don’t like it.

By Steve Novoselac

Director of Digital Technology @TrekBikes, Father, Musician, Cyclist, Homebrewer

One reply on “Toad (Oracle) – Too Many Options”

LoL, I love seeing search fields on preference dialogs. XCode has that same sort of BS — you’d think Apple would figure it out at some point.

My personal belief is that almost every time you make something a preference, you are basically saying “I’m too lazy to figure out what the correct behavior should be.” I say almost because some things need to be preferences for accessibility reasons (such as fonts, sizes and colors for important pieces of textual UI, like syntax highlighting).


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