A new version (2.5) of
SQL4X Manager, the graphical interface for Web and database developers to access any JDBC compliant database server, is now available with over 80 new features.
SQL4X Manager J supports MS SQL Server 2000, MySQL, Oracle 7/8/9i, PostgreSQL, OpenBase, and Sybase with special assistants, managers, and pre-configured status views. Version 2.5 adds, among other things: integrated status views for server, user, database, and table status; the ability to graphically create and alter table definitions; the storing of passwords for database connections in the Mac OS X Keychain; and the ability to store and organize your favorite queries like Web browser favorites.
has released five new Mac OS X freeware applications made in RealBasic, the visual, object-oriented BASIC development. The source code is included with all five.
These applications should give RealBasic developers an idea what they can do with the development environment if they also have a copy of the Monkeybreadsoftware plug-in. The five new apps are:
Screen 640×480, a utility to help Web designers see which part of the screen their Web site will be viewable inside;
JPEG 2000 Dropper, a utility for converting a picture to JPEG 2000 using QuickTime;
Fullscreen Movie Player, a full screen movie player for QuickTime;
Follow Mouse, a tool that can show a colored tail on the mouse cursor;
Tree Size, a utility for viewing how big folders and subfolders are.
Finally, Dan Wood of
Karelia Software LLC
has opened an open-source repository of some Cocoa tidbits used in some of his projects, such as Watson. Unlike the Omni Frameworks or CocoaTech’s new frameworks, this is a “lot less ambitious and less packaged” and is “really just a Weblog where each entry is just a snippet of code,” he explained.