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Code Completion, Mobility, Source Control and Web 2.0

Here's a roundup of recent product announcements in the database development world.

Devart announced the new version of dbForge SQL Complete, an add-in to enhance code completion for users of Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio.

The company said SQL Complete Version 2.5 comes only a month after version 2.0, incorporating new features requested by users. Some of the main enhancements include:

  • Quick object info: Moving the mouse cursor over a database object identifier produces a popup window to quickly show information such as column names and data types, more column properties, different kinds of keys, object types and user descriptions.
  • Expanded INSERT statement feature: Users can type a table name in an INSERT statement and then just press the Tab key to expand the statement to the entire template.
  • Export/Import setting wizard: Users can export the tool's settings to a file and use it later to import these settings.

The company also listed an improved SQL formatter, a button to reset page defaults and improved logic for JOIN clause suggestions.

Norway-based Norsync announced its U.S. launch with a free trial of its suite of tools for mobile application developers "who want to build, operate and synchronize data-driven mobile applications in a fraction of the time and cost."

The company said programmers often find it too complex to synchronize data between mobile clients and servers or configure a database management system to filter appropriate data to mobile databases.

Norsync Suite lets developers input a SQL-based database schema to generate an entire Visual Studio project with deployable C# applications for Windows and Windows Mobile devices, with support for iPhone and Android devices expected next quarter.

Red Gate released SQL Source Control 2.0, which lets users connect existing source control systems--such as Team Foundation Server or Subversion--to SQL Server. The company said the tool also offers a shared model to let developers on a team see other members' database changes in real time.

The company offers a 28-day free trial of the software that it says can be installed in less than five minutes.

Revelation Software announced a new version of its OpenInsight Development Suite, which provides developers with Windows and Java-based GUI tools for Web and client/server apps that support native and relational technologies such as XML, SQL and Lotus Notes, among others.

Version 9.2.1 provides new components such as:

  • OpenInsight for Web: A toolkit that helps OpenInsight and MultiValue developers build Web 2.0 browser-based programs as well as forms, reports, dashboards and menus.
  • Source code management: A new feature that lets users group source code into modules and kept as unique versions as it's compiled.
  • U2 DotNet Connecter: This has been redesigned in order to use the Uniobjects .NET library in lieu of Intercall libraries; this allows connection pooling.

The company also announced new versions of its Universal Driver.

Posted by David Ramel on 03/08/2011 at 1:15 PM


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