ColdFusion MX on Mac OS X, Part 3
Subject:   CF Compatible Databases w/GUI for Mac OSX
Date:   2003-01-15 19:25:52
From:   jodeo
OK, I admit: My only real experience with DBs is MS Access and (gasp) Appleworks (I won't bring up what I used on the Atari 520 ST).

I *think* I have MySQL installed. I'm nervous because I followed Apple's instructions for the install and other posts here suggest they're not complete. Since MySQL has no direct interface, I have no idea what I've done.

MY REAL QUESTION is what (really, really cheap) databases are out there that I can use to develop with CFMX on the Mac? Access was fine on Windows but... no longer an option (not even under VPC).

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  • CF Compatible Databases w/GUI for Mac OSX
    2003-01-16 09:50:03  dicklacara [View]

    I missed the GUI request in the title of the question,

    Not all databases come with a GUI.

    The next article discussed ViennaSQL, a free open-source GUI for interfacing JDBC databases.

    • CF Compatible Databases w/GUI: Vienna
      2003-01-17 09:44:43  jodeo [View]

      Thanks Dick,

      I found Vienna here:
      (This is to the more visually interesting page.)

      ...and found a post in the forum from an OSX user that it installed and runs just fine. This is a fine looking app!

      Thanks for the tip!
      • CF Compatible Databases w/GUI: Vienna
        2003-01-17 10:17:44  dicklacara [View]

        Well, now you are ahead of the game -- I just OK'd the final edit of Part 4 -- It should be published later today.

  • CF Compatible Databases w/GUI for Mac OSX
    2003-01-16 08:20:20  lolajl [View]

    There is Pointbase which is part of the installation. Check out SQL4X Manager J by the folks at Macosguru <> - you can use this to access Pointbase. There's also SQL Grinder.
  • CF Compatible Databases w/GUI for Mac OSX
    2003-01-15 22:05:59  dicklacara [View]

    The Apple procedure for installing mysQL is incomplete and requires some additional steps -- Sorry, but I can't give you some simple instructions -- it is more involved than that.

    There are many popular database that can be used for development on the Mac. These inclusd: MySQAL, PostgreSQL, FrontBase, OpenBase, FileMaker, Sybase_ASE, Oracle9i -- essentially any database with a JDBC interface,

    I will try to discuss most of these in future articles.