I have never found it hard to install SqlServer as a developer, however it seems whenever I try to install oracle someone goes wrong
What is the best way for a developer to get a test oracle database setup on their windows machine?
(Note, I am asking about development database not production databases so easy to setup is more important then speed of operation)
Answer by Cee ·
http://ivan.kartik.sk/oracle/install_ora11gR1_elinux.html is a reasonably comprehensive guide to getting it working on EL/Centos-type operating systems with all the secondary startup and shutdown scripts that are needed.
Answer by Christian13467 ·
I suggest an Oracle XE (= Oracle Express) database. This edition is limited but works with most features like the big editions.
Following is a step by step guide through oracle xe installation:
After installing the connect string to the running xe instance should by username/password@localhost/xe. An oracle xe database is configured using a connection method named easy connect.