Kris Rice joined Oracle Corporation in 1998 in consulting, working on ecommerce and database replication. He now leads Oracle's database tooling. SQL Developer was started in 2005 with three people, with Kris leading the product. Now it is the go-to tool for Oracle Database development. He believes in building software people want and listens to the user community to help steer the products. Data modeling was quickly added to SQL Developer based on user feedback. Kris is responsible for the APEX Listener and is modernizing database access by making REST access to the data easier than ever before. Also, he leads migrations to Oracle and the new database cloud.