I've researched through a ton of info on the forum and elsewhere and being a non-technical person I am quite lost in making things work.
I am attempting to learn SQL as a beginner and I am in need of Oracle software ( I don't know anything beyond this as to what is required). I do know that I will be using SQL developer to write/create queries on Mac OS Mountain Lion. I will be connecting to an Oracle database server and have details on that server but how do I get started on installing Oracle on my computer?
I know I can use an instant client instead of the entire Oracle software, but I don't know where to begin the installation or how to set it all up? I have downloaded the zip files but what do I do and how are these going to help me?
Is there anyone willing to provide some guidance around that? All help will be much appreciated.