2-11-2008 - Fremont, CA - .com Solutions Inc. Updates Perl CGI Generating Software CGIScripter 2.38 as a MacOS X Universal Binary - Now Available Free via TrialPay
.com Solutions Inc., a developer of multi-platform database migration, replication and development applications, has released CGIScripter 2.38 Enterprise Edition for MacOS X, Windows and Linux. CGIScripter 2.38 is a maintenance release correcting an issue with DB2 script generation and also re-compiled as a Universal Binary application for MacOS X. This release also represents the availability of CGIScripter via TrialPay.
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How it works: (from the TrialPay website)
CGIScripter supports generating Perl CGI scripts for 9 databases, including MySQL, Oracle, Access, SQL Server, Sybase, DB2, PostgreSQL, FrontBase and FileMaker 7/8/9. CGIScripter dramatically enhances developer productivity for heterogeneous database installations. Corporate IT departments, students and individuals can quickly and easily test the performance and stability of web applications on any or all of the supported databases.
Features and advantages of using CGIScripter include:
Utilize Thousands of Open Source Perl CPAN Modules - Thousands of open source Perl modules are available from www.cpan.org. These CPAN modules can dramatically reduce the development time for challenging programming tasks such as date and time calculations (Date::Manip), database integration (DBI), real-time creation of graphics files (GD::Image), real-time PDF file generation (PDF::Create), real-time generation of Excel spreadsheet files (SpreadSheet::WriteExcel) and many, many more tasks. This power and flexibility is now available to FileMaker 7 developers who use CGIScripter.
Integrate Data From Multiple Databases - Dynamic web pages developed with CGIScripter generated scripts can incorporate data from multiple databases within the same page. Example Perl code can easily be generated by CGIScripter for multiple database servers to serve as templates for muti-database integration projects.
Follow Security Best Practices for Perl CGI Programming - The Perl CGI scripts generated by CGIScripter are designed to follow industry standard best practices regarding web form processing. Denial of service attacks are prevented by preventing file uploads unless images/BLOB data is being submitted by the form. Critical web form processing parameters are hard-coded within each script instead of being accepted via POST or GET operations - thus preventing web form hijacking. Web attackers cannot view sensitive data by guessing at and passing in their own database column names for processing.
Process Images via the Web With Ease - The Perl CGI scripts generated by CGIScripter automatically provide support for insert/update/view/delete of GIF/JPEG images via a web-based interface. The generated Perl CGI scripts automatically perform special processing for all image type columns in order to enable web users to work with image data within the database. Non-image data (such as .pdf, .wav, MS Word and binary data) can also be processed with no programming changes to the generated files. These specialized data types are stored within the appropriate BLOB/LongBLOB column type within the database (except FileMaker).
Economical Infrastructure - The Perl CGI scripts generated by CGIScripter leverage popular industry-standard open source software including Apache (Linux/UNIX/MacOS X/Windows), Perl 5.8, MySQL, DBI/DBD and CGI.pm. IT departments can save thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars utilizing these scripts with an open source infrastructure instead of purchasing high-cost application server software.
Perl Source Code Available - Developers who desire to change the manner in which CGIScripter generates Perl CGI scripts can change the Perl source code which generates these scripts. The well commented source code incorporated within CGIScripter enables experienced developers to easily change this code to meet the unique needs of their business.
The demo edition of CGIScripter enables potential customers to completely test the generation of Perl CGI scripts to determine whether it will meet their software development needs. The demo edition of CGIScripter provides full functionality for generating Perl CGI scripts for all supported database servers and saving configuration files. The demo edition is limited by not allowing configuration files to be reloaded via the Open... menu.
Existing customers holding licenses for CGIScripter Enterprise Edition may upgrade at no charge to this latest update.
CGIScripter Enterprise Edition licensing includes use of the application by an unlimited number of users at any one site. Entire IT departments can improve programming efficiency by standardizing on the feature-rich and securely designed scripts generated by CGIScripter.
CGIScripter is a multi-platform development application
which is available for MacOS X, Windows and Linux.
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