Best front ends for SQL databases?
October 15, 2010 9:16 AM Subscribe
What are the current best options for providing a front end for users to search and enter data to a SQL database?
posted by tabulem to computers & internet (8 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
There seem to be a lot of good GUI-based database development and management tools, but from my googling it is less clear to me what the best front ends are to provide users access to your database.
I need forms of some sort. These need to have subforms, because there will be lots of relational links between tables.
The client will need to run on Linux, Windows and OS X, and talk to the SQL server which will be hosted on a Linux box on the network. I'm thinking of using MySQL or PostgreSQL, but I'm flexible on that.
My preference is for a desktop application solution, but I would consider a web-based solution.
I experience doing similar things before in MS Access, but this needs to not depend on Windows, and I want it to scale up in the long term.
Thanks for any help!