Saturday, December 18, 2010

Auquafold's Aqua Data Studio

Well I have made the decision to start working with mySQL just to learn it and have other options than just Microsoft SQL. With that being said one thing that I disliked when working on my Mac is not having a solution (that I liked) to work with MSSQL and I would normally fire up my VM and do what I have to in Microsoft's SQL Studio. I guess saying dislike is even strong because most of the time I needed my VM up as I was developing on it cause of IIS to match the production servers. Regardless, there were times when I would just need to connect to troubleshoot something on prod and having to bring up my VM would be a pain especially cause I have it in an external drive that sits at my desk in my office.

So what is all this dialog have to do with Aqua Data Studio ... well whether you're on a mac, pc, linux or solaris. This tool allows you to connect to a large number of databases. I tried it a long time ago, when it was free and once they went to a paid model I really didn't consider them again. But time has passed and I've been yearning for a great solution and I have to say this does deliver exactly what I want. There is so much that it offers and I think it is best if you just go to their site and check it out.

Their commercial licensing options start at $399 but if you are a student or work on Open Source Projects they will give you a license which I think it is great. Go ahead and check it out!

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