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Studio for Mac OS X.
SQL Anywhere Studio’s Adaptive Server Anywhere provides Web-service
support native to the database server. Introduced in Version 9.0,
Adaptive Server Anywhere provides an HTTP server for exposing Web
services increasing accessibility and reducing development efforts. CodeXchange includes samples of using the HTTP server
on Mac OS X. The client/server support includes automatic server
MobiLink offers a great deal of flexibility in synchronization.
Using MobiLink, which is included with SQL Anywhere Studio, developers
can quickly set up synchronization with a variety of ODBC databases
including Sybase, Orable, IBM and Microsoft. CodeXchange includes samples of using the MobiLink
on Mac OS X.
While a developer can create a Mac OS X Startup Item, for server
style applications, you have the flexibility to utilize the auto-starting
feature of Adaptive Server Anywhere. This feature enables applications
to launch a personal server upon the initial database connection,
saving resources on your Mac as the database server only runs
needed. See "Creating an Adaptive Server Anywhere Startup Item on Mac OS X" for more information.
SQL Anywhere Studio provides support for a variety of interfaces
such as JDBC, ODBC, Perl, and PHP, which enable developers to create
rich solutions with a variety of development tools. These tools
There is support for DBI-Perl and PHP for
Mac OS X. These resources are also on the SQL Anywhere Studio
for Mac OS X.
Additional Development Tools
The following companies offer development tools that provide access
via JDBC or ODBC or other common interfaces that can access Adaptive
Server Anywhere on Mac OS X. You can build applications with best-of-breed
- AquaFolder DataStudio
- SQL Grinder
- BlueWorld Lasso
- Real Basic
Developers who need the support of multiple operating systems can
rest easy. The SQL logic built with SQL Anywhere Studio, such as
functions, stored procedures, triggers, and events developed on
Mac OS X can be distributed to other operating systems (UNIX, Windows,
and so on) with a simple file copy. This is very different from
other systems where you have to rebuild the database upon installation/deployment.
Enterprise solutions have never been so easily deployable.