Toad DevOps Toolkit 1.2 - Release Notes

Toad DevOps Toolbox Release Notes

Toad DevOps Toolbox Release Notes

Toad® DevOps Toolkit 1.2

Release Notes

9/25/2018

These release notes provide information about the Toad DevOps Toolkit release.

About this release

Toad DevOps Toolkit 1.2 is a minor release, with enhanced features and functionality.

 

About Toad DevOps Toolkit

Toad DevOps Toolkit exposes key Toad for Oracle functionality (such as Code Analysis and Unit Testing) as programmable objects that can be called from DevOps scripts such as PowerShell or Visual Basic. This enables you to include database-development steps into your Continuous Integration model through tools such as Jenkins or Bamboo. What this all really means is that the deployment of Oracle application and database upgrades is now made much easier, keeping your team more productive and your end users satisfied with their business tools.

Toad DevOps Toolkit is standalone and independent from Toad for Oracle. The only requirement is that a Code Tester for Oracle repository is installed on the same system as Toad DevOps Toolkit. For version requirements, see the System Requirements.

Toad resources

The parent site for all Toad family products is ToadWorld.com. There you will find videos, blogs, and much more.

The home of the Toad DevOps Toolkit community is https://www.toadworld.com/products/toad-devops-toolkit. Keep checking this site as Toad DevOps Toolkit continues to grow and add features to help you increase your productivity.

Two of the most-often used features of Toad World are the Forums and the Idea Pond. Find the Toad DevOps Toolkit Forum at: https://forums.toadworld.com/c/toad-devops-toolkit. Find the Toad DevOps Toolkit Idea Pond at: https://forums.toadworld.com/c/toad-devops-toolkit/idea-pond.

  • On the Idea Pond page, you can submit your ideas to improve Toad DevOps Toolkit and vote for other ideas. The Toad team takes your suggestions seriously, and you may even hear back from one of our developers on the topic. We encourage all Toad users from new to experienced to let us know how we can improve Toad.
  • On the Forum page, you can ask a question or start a discussion and view all other forums within the Toad community.

The Toad World blog pages feature a broad range of information, including topics of interest to our industry, as well as instructions from team members on how to use the latest Toad features.

System requirements

System requirements

System requirements

Hardware requirements

Requirement

Details

Memory

  • 1 GB RAM
  • 2 GB RAM

Note: The memory required may vary based on the following: 

  • Applications that are running on your system
  • Size and complexity of the database
  • Amount of database activity
  • Number of concurrent users accessing the database

Hard disk space

  • 120 MB
  • 150 MB

Operating system

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) - 2 CPU required
  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 and 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 (32-bit and 64-bit) - 2 CPU required
  • Windows Server 2012 R1 and R2 (64-bit) - 2 CPU required
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 10

Database requirements

Requirement

Details

Database client

An Oracle client must be installed and configured on the system where you are running Toad DevOps Toolkit. The following are supported:

  • Oracle Client or Instant Client 10.2.0.5
  • Oracle Client or Instant Client 11.2.0.1/11.2.0.3
  • Oracle Client or Instant Client 12c Release 1 and 2
  • Oracle Client or Instant Client 18c

Note: You must use the 32-bit version of Toad DevOps Toolkit with the 32-bit Oracle client, and the 64-bit version of Toad DevOps Toolkit with the 64-bit Oracle client.

Database server

Oracle versions:
  • 10g R2
  • 11g, 11g R2
  • 12c Release 1 and 2
  • 18c

Important: It is recommended that your client version be of the same release (or later) as your database server. This is an Oracle recommendation to prevent performance issues.

Cloud database service

Oracle Database as a Service on Amazon EC2 and Oracle Cloud

Additional requirements

  • Microsoft .NET 4.5 Framework is required to run the Quest Installer, which installs Toad DevOps Toolkit.
  • If you want to run unit testing for database objects, a Code Tester repository (3.2 or greater) must exist on the system where Toad DevOps Toolkit is being used.

Windows Privileges

In order to run Toad DevOps Toolkit against the database, the following privileges are required:

Operating System

Requirements

Windows 7

  • Read access to the Oracle client folder
  • Read/write privileges on the Oracle Home directories that you use for your connections

Windows 8 and later

Windows Server 2012 and 2016

  • Read access to the Oracle client folder
  • Read/write privileges on the Oracle Home directories that you use for your connections

New features

New features

New features

Toad DevOps Toolkit 1.2

Code Analysis: Running a Code Analysis now returns a result code. This allows you to execute a second action based on the result code returned after running a Code Analysis.

Code Analysis: A new property, RulesetName, allows you to find the list of available ruleset names so you can choose a ruleset (pre-defined or user-defined).

Toad DevOps Toolkit 1.1

A new Jenkins plugin is now available to automate certain tasks, rather than having to write a script. All of the required scripts are embedded in the plugin. To run the task, simply add it as a build step and complete the required information. The plugin supports Jenkins environment variables and credentials.

Available tasks are:

  • Code Analysis
  • Unit Testing
  • Script Execution

To install the plugin

  1. Open Jenkins.
  2. Go to Manage Jenkins | Manage Plugins | Available, then search for Continuous Integration with Toad DevOps Toolkit.
  3. Select the plugin, then finish the installation.

Toad DevOps Toolkit 1.0

The following Toad for Oracle features were introduced with the launch of Toad DevOps Toolkit.

  • Code Analysis: This feature enables your team to ensure that the quality, performance, maintainability, and reliability of their code meets and exceeds their best practice standards. Toad DevOps Toolkit ships with a default RuleSet against which to compare your code. You can develop custom RuleSets in Toad for Oracle and call them from Toad DevOps Toolkit.
  • Unit Testing: This feature enables your team to run the unit tests that they created in Toad for Oracle or Code Tester for Oracle as part of the automation.
  • Database Compare: This feature enables your team to compare two databases and then create a script to synchronize them.
  • Schema Compare: This feature enables your team to compare multiple schemas, with or without a snapshot, and then create a script to synchronize them.
  • Table Compare: This feature enables your team to compare two or more tables and then create a script to synchronize them.
  • Script Execution: This feature enables you to execute scripts.

Discontinued Features

Discontinued Features

Licensing Manager. Beginning with Toad DevOps Toolkit 1.2, the Licensing Manager is no longer available. For more information about managing Toad DevOps Toolkit licenses, see the Toad DevOps Toolkit Installation Guide and Toad DevOps Toolkit Help.

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