Did you know that ODTUG is podcasting? I hear a couple of podcasts on the way to work the other day, and they’re good. I encourage you to sign up at odtug.podhead.net.
The latest episode was an interview with Sue Harper about the upcoming SQL Developer 2.0, which will include data modeling, both at the conceptual (entity) and relational (table) level. It will offer a file-based and a database-based repository, import from Designer and even data flow diagrams. It seems that Oracle is re-building the parts of Designer that 90% of all users were using: The data modeling part.
There’s an early adopter release available for download. You can also find Sue Harper presenting SQL Developer at the UKOUG 2008 Conference in Birmingham December 1-5. (I’ll be presenting there as well.)