ANNOUNCING THE RELEASE OF
PENUEL: A browser program for relational databases
I am pleased to announce the release of my free software application Penuel.
Penuel is a function-oriented, no-frills browser program for relational
databases that are JDBC-compliant. Penuel is a 100% pure Java application
using the Swing and JDBC APIs.
* use with any relational database system that provides a JDBC driver
* define database connection profiles and re-use for express login
* view connection properties and database meta-data
* customize database access by setting properties for JDBC Connection
and Statement objects
* visually browse database objects exposed by the JDBC API
* view database objects in object browser in tree structure
* customize object lists in the object browser filtering by catalog,
schema and object name and more.
* view object properties with a mouse-right click
* execute SQL commands to retrieve or update information in a database.
* execute batches of SQL commands interactively.
* drag and drop object names from object browser into SQL
* drag and drop driver-specific SQL keywords into SQL command pane
* save your SQL statements to files for subsequent re-use.
* view result sets in table or a selected row as a form
* view meta-data for any column in current resultset.
* print result sets in current size or fit-to-page
* centralized maintenance of application settings and preference
* import and export application settings (transfer settings easily
* switch look and feel seamlessly between Ocean, Motif and Windows
* ready reference for public final static int values in java.sql
interfaces and classes (needed for interpreting meta-data)
* view property information for currently executing JVM
* meaningful context sensitive help
* an update checker that notifies you if a newer version of Penuel has
* Tested with DB2, Oracle, Sybase and HSQLDB.
* Requires JRE 1.5
* The user guide provides detailed information on all of the application
* The installation guide is in the root directory of the Penuel
* The Penuel blog at xgeorge.blogspot.com provides uptodate information
on new releases
Penuel can be downloaded from www.xgeorge.com. The user guide is also
at this site.
If you would like to give me feedback (or a better day job), please send
with Penuel as the subject.