Posts tagged ‘Java Database Connectivity’

January 19, 2011

SQuirreL SQL Client

by Jay Jonas

As a developer I’m always wondering how much time I’ve got connect to databases and interacting with way more them then I’d prefer. My tool for these moments is SQuirreL, a Universal SQL Client.

SQuirreL SQL Client is a program written in Java that allows me to view the contents of a database, execute SQL commands and perform a number of other functions. The list of supported JDBC-compliant databases is so impressive:

SQuirreL’s default language is English and the contributors has added translation packages for several others. With a plugin architecture, new functionalities are released to each new version. Did I mention it is Hibernate HQL supported too? Does not matter what database I will be connected, this simple front end open source application makes my day a bit more easier.

[repost from my old blog]