Friday, June 1st, 2007

Flex-based SQLAdmin for Google Gears

Category: Adobe, Gears, Google, Showcase

Christophe Coenraets always brings the goods when you need a quick demo. He created the SQLAdmin tool for Google Gears that Kevin Lynch demonstrated yesterday.

This app does have the side effect of showing me that I am not a mousey person. I kept clicking on “CREATE DATABASE” when I was meant to drag and drop it onto the SQL query box. Darn drag and drop on the web ;)

It is cool that Christophe has given us a prettier UI for playing with the local database (there is a dbquery tool in the Google Gears SDK too), and I am sure we will see more great work from Adobe (and their work always looks nice doesn’t it!).

Flex Gears SQL Admin

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:59 pm
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hm.. query an offline database and then synch back? i really need to read more on offline apps, the GUI though looks pretty impressive.

Comment by Liming — June 1, 2007

Table has no properties.

How do I get this thing to create a table?

Comment by Heh — June 1, 2007

Click “New Query”, and type your CREATE TABLE statement in the new Query window, or drag the CREATE TABLE hint into that text area for a jump start. I may add a more user friendly ‘create table’ dialog in a future version of the demo.
Christophe

Comment by Christophe Coenraets — June 1, 2007

I tried that. I always get the error “DB has no properties.” no matter what I enter.

Comment by No Props — June 1, 2007

Did you install Gears? http://gears.google.com

Comment by Christophe Coenraets — June 1, 2007

Bleh, i thought that it’s a mysql admin interface made in flex :(

Comment by Karol — June 2, 2007

This is just a proof of concept. It makes me want to learn FLEX :)

Comment by domce — June 2, 2007

I just wanted to post somewhere on this blog that I’m disappointed that Dion doesn’t “disclose” that he works for Google – either on the Ajaxian blog or at least in the posts pimping Google Gears.

It actually looks like a fine product, but it’s considered standard blogging 101 these days that you disclose ‘interests & bias’ when you blog about products that are produced by your employer (you may even have been involved with it’s production yourself).

I think this blog is great, I just think some transparency would be good for the community vibe.

Peace

Comment by Jekle — June 2, 2007

It would look really silly then, with him putting the disclaimer every few posts. He does mention it quite clearly at times, and his own blog is all about the work he does there.

Show of hands of people who have been reading this blog for a while and already knew he was working for Google.

[aye]

Comment by Pi — June 2, 2007

disclosures are annoying. why not just filter google in your reader – 7 of the 16 posts on the front page are google products… surely this problem can be solved with a little pre-AJAX technology like regular expressions.

maybe i need to make a firefox extension that ignors posts about google? it could be useful for places like techmeme too

Comment by ix — June 3, 2007

Pi: “It would look really silly then, with him putting the disclaimer every few posts.”

Personally I don’t think it looks ‘silly’, esp if you don’t reat Ajaxian regularly. TechMeme et al means that people jump straight into a blog post without being a regular reader to a blog. The fact he has it stated on his own personal blog (on another site) is irrelevant.

Ix: “disclosures are annoying. why not just filter google in your reader – 7 of the 16 posts on the front page are google products… surely this problem can be solved with a little pre-AJAX technology like regular expressions.”

You miss the point – it’s not that I don’t like Google, it’s the simple premise that Google employees should not be regularly reveiwing Google products on ‘independent’ sites. If another Ajaxian author worked for Adobe and was regularly reviewing Flex based products I’d be just as concerned – same goes for any company.

I’m surprised people here don’t seem to care – are you not bothered about objective reporting – even in niche tech circles? After all the authors of this blog are very influential and potentially will sway your decision as to which technologies you chose to adopt professionally.

Comment by Jekle — June 4, 2007

I agree with Jekle. It takes just 2 seconds to cite your corporate affiliation and then Ajaxian can at least appear to be objective about technologies.

Comment by Agreeinator — June 4, 2007

Hi, I downloaded the src files to Flex Builder and tried to run “sqladmin.mxml” from the Builder. When I did that, I got
“TypeError: Error #1009: Cannot access a property or method of a null object reference.
at Drawer/getTables()
“.
I have Google Gears installed properly but it seems the mxml isn’t initializing Google Gears properly. Is there a source file I am missing
(like http://coenraets.org/gears/sqladmin.html)? Any feedback will be greatly appreciated!

EH

Comment by EH — June 8, 2007

I found a commercial flex mysql admin tool. Anybody using it?

http://www.flexappsstore.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=62

Comment by vthomasGMX — August 3, 2009

It would look really silly then, with him putting the disclaimer every few posts. He does mention it quite clearly at times, and his own blog is all about the work he does there.

Show of hands of people who have been reading this blog for a while and already knew he was working for Google.

Comment by legoitalia — February 17, 2011

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