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November 3rd, 2006

Dabble DB: A New Web 2.0 Data App That Goes Beyond Spreadsheets

October 18th, 2006

Aqua Data Studio: Query and Data Model Analyzer

October 18th, 2006

SQLGrinder: Mature Mac OS X Database Management Tool

October 18th, 2006

DbVisualizer: New Version of Universal Database Management Tool

October 17th, 2006

RazorSQL: SQL Editor and Database Query Tool for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux

October 17th, 2006

What’s The Best Mac Database Tool for MySQL?

Although I’ve been MySQL Mac OS X Database Tools Shootoutdeveloping websites with MySQL for over 7 years now, until recently I had almost always used phpMyAdmin to manage my databases. phpMyAdmin is such an excellent web application and makes managing MySQL so easy that the only time I strayed was when it wasn’t available on the host server (which was very rare). When I needed a desktop MySQL client, I had turned to YourSQL, which I determined a couple of years ago was the best for me when connecting to MySQL from Mac OS X.

For various reasons that I won’t bore readers with here, I found myself needing a Mac desktop client for MySQL again recently, so I took the opportunity to review the market once again. What surprised me most, I suppose, is how many options there are for Mac OS X users who do a little light database work. (Caveat: I am by no means a database administrator, and my knowledge of SQL and MySQL is merely sufficient to develop web applications—meaning, I can build tables, relate tables, and build queries for those tables. The tools reviewed here are from this use case alone.) In the course of testing, I tried out nine different database apps:

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October 12th, 2006

XFlows: Build XML Publishing Workflows

October 2nd, 2006

I Know & Manage: Sophisticated Information Manager With a SQLite Backend

June 26th, 2006

Microsoft Fails In Another Try To Be Innovative

June 2nd, 2006

Applying Rails Database Strategy to PHP

April 25th, 2006

Introduction to Predicates: Place to Start Learning Mac OS X Core Data

April 23rd, 2006

MailSteward Stores Your Email in a Database

March 28th, 2006

New Apple ADC Video Series: Building a Sample Core Data Application

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