This how you install SQL Developer on Mac OS Yosemite. The first thing you need to do is download and install Java 8, not Java 7 on your Mac OS Yosemite as suggested on some web sites. You can determine whether or not Java is installed by running the following command:
Mac-Pro-3:~ username$ java -version No Java runtime present, requesting install.
You must accept the Java license to install Java 8 on the Mac OS X operating system:
You have the option of installing the Java SDK or JDK. I’ve opted to install Netbeans 8 with JDK 8u45, as you can tell from the screen capture after you launched the file:
It is a standard Mac OS installation, which is why I didn’t bother showing any dialog messages. After installing the Java JDK or SDK, you should download SQL Developer 4.1 from Oracle’s web site. Below is a screen shot of the Oracle download web page where I’ve accepted the license agreement:
If you attempt to launch the installation and you’ve set your Mac Security to the “Mac App Store and identified developers” setting, you should raise the following exception:
If you reset the Mac Security to an “Anywhere” setting, you can install Oracle SQL Developer on Yosemite. Just make sure you reset it to the “Mac App Store and identified developers” setting after you install SQL Developer.
If you launch SQL Developer with the Security “Anywhere” setting, it displays the following dialog:
After you launch the program, you will see the following progress dialog:
The last step of the installation launches SQL Developer, as shown below:
Click the Connections icon to create an initial connection, like the following:
After connecting to the database, you can write and execute a query as shown in the next screen capture:
As always, I hope that this helps those who require an example to install SQL Server on a Mac OS.