Today I was looking around what kind of helper tools a Perl programmer might need, that is not necessarily for writing Perl code. One of the other fields we frequently visit is databases. We need to write SQL statements, looking into the structure and the content of databases and checking what are the values there, sometimes even designing a schema.
On one hand there are command line interfaces for every database and there are specialized desktop or web based tools to look at databases which are very powerful. So we might not need anything else.
On the other hand we have DBI, lots of DBD packages and a number of nice extensions of DBI for building code that can access databases. Maybe we can build some add-ons to Padre that will make our life even easier.
So I'd like your ideas on the subject. What kind of SQL or database related desktop tool would you like to have for your development?
Just to start the list, let me write down the trivial things I could come up with (trivial in thinking about them, not the development):
What else ?
Published on 2009-05-31 by Gabor Szabo