Hey, developers: SQLGrinder 1.0 for Mac OS X, a native OS X SQL editor and developer tool, is now available from
Advenio Software, a company that specializes in Mac OS X application development. The tool lets developers create, edit, and execute SQL queries, as well as browse their database structures.
Using SQLGrinder and JDBC drivers, developers can connect to databases that support JDBC 2.0, including Oracle 8i, MySQL, PostgreSQL, FrontBase, Openbase SQL, and Microsoft SQL Server. SQLGrinder is built using Apple’s Cocoa framework. Cocoa is an advanced object-oriented programming environment. According to Apple, Cocoa gives developers a whole new toolbox for building the best next-generation applications. It’s a collection of advanced, object-oriented APIs for developing applications written in Java and Objective-C.
Michael Dupuis of Advenio Software said that SQLGrinder provides several tools that add to developer productivity and make building SQL queries and database schemas easier than it has ever been on the Mac. It offers drop-in support for any database with an available JDBC driver. It packs multiple editor windows and schema browsers, displays result sets in data tables, and can export delimited text from data tables. SQLGrinder also provides data snapshots that provide temporary result set views and has an interactive query library that maintains query history.
SQLGrinder 1.0 for Mac OS X is available as a free trial download that can be used without limitations for 30 days. After the trial period is over, the demo continues to function, but result sets are limited to the first 50 rows of data. A registration can be purchased for US$49.95.