Last month MacCentral brought you news that a demo version of Omnis Studio designed to run Mac OS X
was available. Recently Raining Data Corp. announced the release of Omnis Studio 3.0.2, for Mac OS X. Omnis Studio is a 4GL Rapid Application Development (RAD) tool that supports multiple platforms, including Mac OS, Windows, and various flavors of UNIX.
Raining Data indicates that Omnis Studio 3.0.2 provides a porting wizard that automates the conversion of Omnis applications to Mac OS X, to simplify the conversion process. Ported Mac OS X applications can take advantage of the Aqua interface, too. Omnis directly supports various SQL databases like Frontbase, Oracle, Sybase, DB2 and Informix, as well as Raining Data’s own D3. The software also supports connectivity to other databases via ODBC.
Raining Data chairman and CEO Bryce Burns said that his company expects that Mac OS X will find its way into the business arena, “where multiuser, multitasking operating systems are required.”
“It is in this arena that Omnis Studio provides the greatest benefit, particularly with its capabilities to quickly and easily deploy web-based applications,” said Burns.