Aug 3, 2018 7:59:00 AM by John Pocknell
Toad World was originally launched back in 2006 as a free, exclusive resource for all things Toad and that’s as true to today as it was back then. It has become a valuable complement to the many Toad users out there that want to broaden their knowledge and share their experiences with Toad.
Original Toad World launch in 2006
Today, Toad World continues to be an extremely popular community with millions of unique visitors per year who come to learn about a new technology or product including content from our independent Maven experts, have questions answered by experts including Quest engineers, download Toad products to evaluate, view the many hundreds of videos to learn more and access all the other exciting content.
As will all communities, Toad World continues to adapt and improve to exceed the expectations of its existing visitor base as well as to attract new visitors, and that means refreshing content and improving the user experience.
The new Toad World, which is coming later this month, will provide a number of really cool new features that will enhance the way visitors interact with it, including:
We have conducted extensive testing of the new Toad World with a number of regular users to gauge feedback in order maximise its success.
We will be migrating a lot of the content such as blogs, videos and other media but some of the older content won’t be migrated, simply because it’s out of date; such is the pace at which things change.
Some of our other content will still be available, but in a different form:
The free Toad web-based training courses will be hosted on our Technical Support portal (more information to follow).
Unfortunately, the Toad Academic Program is to be terminated, but we will look to offer a similar service in the future.
Implementation of the new Toad World platform is already underway, and there will inevitably be some disruption during that time, which we will endeavor to keep to a minimum.
This will include the temporary locking of Forums from new posts until after migration is complete. If you have an urgent problem, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, please continue to maximize your use of Toad World, and we are confident that you will love the new version when it becomes available soon.
Written by John Pocknell
John Pocknell is a senior market strategist at Quest Software and part of the Information Management business unit. Based at the European headquarters in the U.K., John is responsible for synthesising analyst data and customer interviews in order to create and evangelise solutions-based stories and messaging which relate to major IT initiatives for our extensive portfolio of database products, worldwide. He has been with Quest Software since 2000, working in the database design, development and deployment product areas and spent over 10 years as product manager for the Toad product line. John has been successfully evangelising Toad and other database solutions at various conferences and user groups around the world for the last 19 years as well as writing blogs and technical papers both internally and for the media. John has worked in IT for more than 30 years, most of that time in Oracle application design and development. He is a qualified aeronautical engineer with more than 10 years of experience in provisioning IT consultancy services and implementing quality assurance systems to ISO 9001.