was launched in 2006 and hosted the first viral freemium, Toad® for Oracle. Since its inception, Toad World® has evolved into a trusted community where database developers and administrators could not only download free trials, they could ask for advice and share their knowledge. Today, Toad World is a respected community that provides a platform for experts in their field to share knowledge and learn how to be the best at database management. Toad World has a huge international following and 1000s of people visit it every day to get free trial downloads, gain knowledge via our blog and solve problems in our forum.

Last year, Toad World was carefully updated. As the Toad World staff diligently worked hard to update our community’s look and feel, we also pruned our blog posts, which numbered in the 1000s. Along the way, we noticed there are some blogs that are popular for a short time, some gain popularity over time and others that never go out of style. We wanted to share our discoveries with you.

Below is a compilation of the 10, all-time most popular Toad for Oracle blog posts on Toad World today.Year after year, month after month and even daily—these posts get the most visits. Take a look at our list below. You may see posts you’ve visited before or posts that are new to you that pique your interest. Before you get started, get your favorite beverage and maybe a snack…we are pretty sure you’ll find something of interest. Enjoy fellow Toads.

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  1. Getting to Know the Three Methods of Connecting to the Database Using Toad for Oracle: TNS, Direct and LDAP
  2. Debugging PL/SQL Code with Toad for Oracle
  3. Quick and Easy SQL Optimization with Toad for Oracle
  4. Toad for Oracle Release History
  5. Toad for Oracle – How to change the editor font?
  6. Toad for Oracle – How To Use Toad over an SSH tunnel
  7. Toad vs. SQL Developer
  8. Using Toad for Oracle with Oracle Database 18c – Part I
  9. The Toad for Oracle Editor Window
  10. Create and Load Oracle Tables from Excel Spreadsheet using Toad for Oracle


From the Toad World editorial team, we hope you enjoyed this post and revisited past blogs you learned from, discovered new blogs that were helpful and choose to share this information with your colleagues.


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