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I am trying to learn Oracle PL/SQL and build web apps using JDeveloper.

I need to do this at home for 30 days to get up to speed at my new job.

I have been developing web apps for the past 3 years using ASP.NET, Visual Studio, MS SQL server 2010, and c#.

I have observed the similarities while inspecting completed apps at the workplace.  However, there is no support at the workplace for building a new app using an Oracle sample database.

Where can I find a link to download a current version of Oracle on my 64 bit Windows 8 machine at home?

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Dovberman
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
Express Edition free for ALL uses:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/database-technologies/express-edition/downloads/index.html


Regular database (should be fine for development and educational purposes):
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/downloads/index.html

Reason I say 'should be' is that Oracle is pretty good about development and educational use of their products but I'm not a lawyer so cannot say that for you, it is 100% OK to use the regular version.
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DavidSenior Oracle Database AdministratorCommented:
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
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DovbermanAuthor Commented:
Can JDeveloper be used with both the free Express and the Regular database?
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
Don't know.  Never used JDeveloper but I cannot think of why not.

As far as Express (XE) goes, the docs seem to imply you can:
3.1 Connecting to Oracle Database XE from JDeveloper

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E17781_01/appdev.112/e18805/getconn.htm#CACBBDGB
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Sanjeev LabhCommented:
One of the best way that I can recommend is by using a pre-built Oracle app development VM from Oracle. For that you need to first download the VM Box software from Oracle and then download the app development VM and import into your VM Box.

The advantage of VM would be:

1. You will not be required to install each and every component on your system.
2. You can play around with any of the configuration to suit to your requirements and then just reset again to original settings if the whole system does not work after your changes.
3. You can have multiple VMs of different falvours to suit your requirements and play around with advance stuff also if required.

The 2 pre-built VMs that can help you are:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/community/developer-vm/index.html#dbapp

- Database App Development VM
- Enterprise Java Development VM

Do keep in mind that your require to be a registered on Oracle site to download it for development purposes.
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DovbermanAuthor Commented:
I downloaded disks 1 and 2 for Oracle 11g R2 to the same folder.  Then I unzipped.

Setup.exe failed with the error: Does not meet minimum configuration requirements.

Installation guide does not list Windows 8.1 or anything above Windows 7.

I am running Windows 8.1.
I am not running Windows Server. Is this a problem?

Thanks,
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
Why not go with the latest and greatest 12c?

Looks like 11.2.0.4 is supported on Windows 8 but you'll need an Oracle Support account to get it:
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E11882_01/relnotes.112/e23557/toc.htm


I searched around and some have had success and others have not when installing 11G on Windows 8.

You can try the -ignoreSysPrereqs flag on setup to skip the checks.
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DovbermanAuthor Commented:
12c is not installed in the work place. I was hired to maintain existing apps using the installed tools (SQL Navigator 6.6 and JDeveloper 10.1.3.4) . I learn best by building a simple application. I will continue attempts when I get home this evening.

Thanks,
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
Virtualization might be the way to go.  I keep forgetting about the canned VM's Oracle has.
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DovbermanAuthor Commented:
My thanks to all of you.
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