RailsDB 0.2 Release


This post is to announce the latest 0.2 release of RailsDB:

Q. What?

A. RailsDB is a web application written in Ruby using the Ruby on Rails web framework. RailsDB provides a generic interface to popular open source databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQLite. The RailsDB project is currently under heavy development and seeking more developers to assist.

Q. Where?

A. http://railsdb.org/

Q. Why?

A. I'm tired of having to use, in a single work day no less, phpMyAdmin, phpPgAdmin, SQLite Manager, and Oracle SQL Developer, all having different interfaces and feature sets. I think the those tools could be greatly improved upon by using a bits of Javascript/AJAX in all the right places. In addition I think ActiveRecord, through the available Ruby database drivers, provides much of the generic SQL functionality needed to build such a tool as RailsDB.

Development is still in a very "alpha" stage with only a few basic things working currently. This announcement is being made in hopes of gathering ideas, opinions, and more development help.

Anyone interested in development can check out the latest revision from Subversion:

svn co RailsDB download | SourceForge.net railsdb

Bug reports aren't very useful at this stage of development, but feel free to post them on the SF bug tracker if you like:

I've chosen GPL version 3 for a software license. Hopefully this choice will encourage other developers to assist.

Here are some screenshots for anyone wanting a quick idea of where development is headed:

Thanks for your time.

This is looking promising Greg, I’ll be sure to check it out.