In my previous blog, I was somewhat hard on Oracle for not testing their connectivity software property. On a positive note, I like their effort to integrate Oracle Developer Tools with Visual Studio. This video provides a nice intro to this feature. Basically, Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio fulfills the same role as the Visual Studio built-in support for SQL Server, including designing objects, querying databases, and even tuning queries in Server Explorer.
It’s great to see vendors working together and Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio is a true affirmation that times are changing for better.