How to install and run ORACLE SQL Developer 3.0 (3.0.04.34) for 64-bit windows?

To install and run the current version of Oracle SQL Developer called Oracle SQL Developer 3.0 (3.0.04.34) for 64-bit windows, download the sqldeveloper.zip file from:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/sql-developer/downloads/index.html

Oracle SQL Developer 3.0 (3.0.04.34) for 64-bit windows is available for download without JDK 1.6.0_11. For successful installation and execution of SQL Developer 3.0 (3.0.04.34) for 64-bit windows, ensure that JDK 1.6.0_11 is already installed in the machine where Oracle SQL Developer 3.0 (3.0.04.34) has to be installed. If JDK 1.6.0_11 is not installed, then download JDK 1.6.0_11 or the latest update of JDK 6.0 from:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

After download of JDK 1.6.0_11 or later update, complete the installation process and then begin with download and installation of Oracle SQL Developer 3.0 (3.0.04.34) for 64-bit windows.

 To download Oracle SQL Developer 3.0 (3.0.04.34) for 64-bit windows without JDK 1.6.0_11, click on the link “Oracle SQL Developer for 64-bit Windows “ in the above page. This will download 147 M zip file called sqldeveloper.zip.

When the download of sqldeveloper.zip file is complete, extract it into a folder. SQL Developer folder can be opened within the folder where sqldeveloper.zip is extracted. Then the user needs to double click on sqldeveloper.exe to start with the installation. The installation wizard of Oracle SQL Developer 3.0 (3.0.04.34) for 64-bit windows will make the installation process simpler.