Oracle announced yesterday at VSLive! in San Francisco that they will soon offer .NET development tools for there popular Oracle database engine. The new tools will most likely ship with the next version of Oracle, Oracle 10g during the summer months this year. More information about this announcement can be found at The first hint that additional .NET support would be available for the Oracle platform came at the Oracle OpenWorld 2004 conference in London in September of last yeat. For more information about Oracle and .NET, visit