Easy Database Development Using Rekall

Rekall allows you to develop database applications quickly that run under Linux or Microsoft Windows. Find out how to use this free development tool for your next project.

Finally, I need some way of listing the philosophers I have in my database. Figure 7 shows the report functionality of Rekall.

Figure 7. The report design window builds report layouts as easily as designing a form.

Rekall also offers a number of other components, such as reports, queries and data copiers. Each component can be created with the same ease and offers the same versatility as the forms.

Conclusion

As I have demonstrated, Rekall and PostgreSQL offer the ability to complete all kinds of database programming tasks quickly under Linux while providing the cross-platform capability that many consultants need. As companies migrate to Linux for their desktops, products such as Rekall will come into far greater demand.

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Joshua Bentham will graduate soon from Capital University in Bexley, Ohio, with a BA in Philosophy. He has been using Linux since kernel version 1.2.8. His Weblog can be found at www.globalherald.net/jb, and he can be reached at jb42@globalherald.net.

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