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19. WWW Web interface for PostgresSQL - DBENGINE

dbengine a plug 'n play Web interface for PostgreSQL created by Ingo Ciechowski

The extract from the home page of dbengine is given below:-


                            [CGI-Forum Webring]

                a plug 'n play Web interface for Postgres95

Version 0.82 alpha
Documentation as of 08/11/97
Written by Ingo Ciechowski

About dbengine

dbengine is an interface between the WWW and Postgres95 which provides
simple access to any existing database within just a few minutes.

This little Perl program was born after I've tried quite a lot of already
available packages like AppGen, PHP-FI and more. So why did I kind of
re-invent the wheel ?

Well, PHP-FI gives you a Perl like language in your documents, but no real
Perl while AppGen and wdb-p95 require that you create some configuration
file for each of your databases -- sound's like you'll first of all have to
learn some sort of new mata language before you can get started.

That was the point when I started to feel more familiar with a small Perl
applet of my own... and now my dbengine became a tool that I think at is
ready to be shared with others.

Unlike other tools you don't have to learn any special programming or
scripting language to get started with dbengine. Also there's no
configuration file for each database, so you don't have to get familiar
with such a new structure.
However - in case you want to gain access to the full features of dbengine
it'd be a good idea to know the Perl language.

The whole system can be configured by simple manipulations of an additional
database that contains closer information about how to visualize your
database access.
You can even specify virtual Fields which are calculated on the fly right
before they're displayed on the screen.


   * Tablelist view with connected databases (104k)
   * Record view with related record list out of seperate table (100k)


dbengine is free software under the same terms as Perl. Read its licence if
you aren't sure what you can or can't do. The bottom line is that this is a
kinder and gentler version of the GNU licence -- one that doesn't infect
your work if you care to borrow from dbengine or package up pieces of it as
part of a commercial product!

more information...

If you're interested in closer information about dbengine, use these links:

   * how to install dbengine
   * how to configure the package
   * working with dbengine
   * description database
   * template files

If you need any additional information, please feel free to send me an
E-Mail .
And of course there's still the well documented Perl source code that could
help you to find your way ;-)

     last update of this page: 08/11/97 

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