January 24, 2006
Getting Cranky with Raptor
I've been using Raptor in anger for a couple of weeks now, and the initial enthusiasm is beginning to wane somewhat.
Here's what is currently getting my goat;
- ORA-0911 errors in the SQL Worksheet. With more than one SQL statement in a worksheet I'm supposed to be able to put my cursor in one, hit F9 and it will only execute that statement. Except it doesn't always work. This isn't quite the same problem as just selecting which query in the worksheet to run, as seen in great detail on the forum. But rather that I get ORA-0911 errors (invalid character) intermittently. If I cut and paste the offending statement to elsewhere in the worksheet it will execute, but there seems to be some problem when you try and run the last statement in the worksheet - although of course it's not consistent enough to enable me to post a bug report. Oh hang on, there isn't a public bug database so I can't post a report anyway.
- The behaviour in the Connections window is annoying. Each of the connections has a context menu which can be brought up with the right mouse button, but just clicking on a connection causes it to connect. Meaning that when I start up Raptor and want to connect to a database (which is most of the time) I right click on a connection and it connects to the database (and opens a SQL Worksheet) but focus remains on the connection item and the context menu appears with a first option of 'Connect' highlighted. Very poor interface design if you ask me.
- It's written in Java so occassionally the garbage collector will kick off and the whole application just freezes, often for as much as a minute. During which time I will curse and swear as well as click on every button in sight. Which means that when Raptor returns from it's little sleep I've often managed to close the application. TOAD doesn't do that.
Posted by Andy Todd at January 24, 2006 02:32 PM