updated 03:40 pm EDT, Fri October 21, 2005
Qilan 3 released
CommonGround Softworks today announced , a major upgrade to its web application tool designed to create and deploy sophisticated, dynamic web pages. The graphic user interface window enables creation of Java Server Pages (JSP), and the web project deployment uses Apache Tomcat, an open-source servlet engine. Web projects can be deployed on most operating systems -- including the Mac -- and support for the FoxPro database is included. Exported JSP web templates are executed by Apache Tomcat, and will run on platforms that support the J2EE, including Mac OS X. Qilan supports JDBC access to many major databases including Oracle, MSSQL, MySQL, OpenBase, FrontBase, and others. Mac legacy databases such as Helix and FoxPro are accessible, and in most cases this includes the ability to import, export and modify database schemas. Qilan ($300) requires Mac OS X 10.3 or later.
Qilan includes over 60 logical operators, specialized "Q" tags (retrieve/group, create/update, include/forward), relate/join table data, as well as import/export support for most database schemas. Other new features include support for binary types to upload/download files to databases, while new project settings and tag attributes provide more control over web page behavior.