Developers, take note: Donagrandi Software has unleashed RBdbMaker 1.2, a development environment tool for REALbasic developers using REALbasic’s built-in database engine.
The SQL console now supports blob fields and the ALTER TABLE SQL command. Donagrandi Software also built in four AppleScript commands that are also recordable, according to Richard Donagrandi of Donagrandi Software and an independent Mac software developer. A sample script is included with the distribution to demonstrate the basics of using AppleScript with RBdbMaker.
RBdbMaker is currently available for Mac OS 8.6 through 9.x. The Mac OS X version is still in beta form, according to MacTech magazine.
“Unlike other database editor applications for REALbasic, RBdbMaker v.1.2’s focus is on the developer, not the end-user,” said Donagrandi. “More than the need to visually create his database, a developer needs to test SQL commands that he or she will utilize within code, have an ability to save those commands as stored procedures, and be able to call those commands again. RBdbMaker v.1.2 links hands-on development with code, whereas other freeware or shareware products advertising the same functionality focus on the glitz of a graphical interface more directed to an end-user.”
He added that RBdbMaker is first in a line of Mac software products that he plans to develop, including vertical-market applications and interactive games.
RBdbMaker 1.2 US $15 shareware and is downloadable from Donagrandi’s Web site.