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10-18-2004 - Fremont, CA - .com Solutions Inc. updates multi-platform
CGIScripter 2.35 Enterprise Edition software - with support for FileMaker 7.

.com Solutions Inc., a developer of multi-platform database migration, replication and development applications, has released CGIScripter 2.35 Enterprise Edition for MacOS X, Windows and Linux. CGIScripter 2.35 adds support for FileMaker Pro 7 and FileMaker Server 7 Advanced database servers in addition to the eight databases which were already supported by previous CGIScripter versions.

Using CGIScripter, developers can write more sophisticated scripts to process FileMaker 7 data by selecting from thousands of available CPAN Perl modules. Data from FileMaker 7 databases can also be integrated with query results from other database servers or custom written Perl calculations without regard to scripting length or complexity.

CGIScripter now supports generating Perl CGI scripts for 9 databases, including MySQL, Oracle, Access, SQL Server, Sybase, DB2, PostgreSQL, FrontBase and FileMaker 7. 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. FileMaker 7 Perl CGI scripts are generated for IIS web servers running on Windows (MacOS X support is planned for a future release).

CGIScripter 2.35 supports inserting, updating, deleting and querying non-Container field data within the FileMaker 7 database via a web based interface on Windows web servers.

Features and advantages of using CGIScripter with FileMaker 7 include:

-- Quickly Prototype Web Applications - CGIScripter instantly writes functional and syntactically correct Perl CGI scripts which provide web form submission, query, update and deletion of records within FileMaker 7 databases. This working Perl code can serve as the basis for more complex calculations or multi-server database integration projects.

-- Write Complex Calculations to Process FileMaker 7 Data - Custom algorithms can be implemented within Perl scripts to read, process and update non-container field data within FileMaker 7 database files. These calculations can include complex business rules which exceed the scripting functionality implemented within FileMaker 7. Custom programming can make calls to existing Perl modules already be in use with other databases, or may make use of CPAN open source Perl modules.

-- 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.

-- Fully Supports FileMaker Pro 7 and FileMaker Server 7 Advanced Databases - Developers can quickly and economically prototype and test their Perl CGI scripts with FileMaker Pro 7 databases on a desktop computer. Proof of concept projects can be developed with very little financial expenditure. Once the code is ready for production use it can be moved to a production FileMaker Server 7 Advanced database server.

-- 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.
A free demo version of CGIScripter may be downloaded for each platform from www.cgiscripter.net/downloads/index.html.
For more info please see: www.cgiscripter.net/

About .com Solutions Inc.
.com Solutions Inc. develops multi-platform graphical applications supporting Oracle, FileMaker Pro, MySQL, Access, SQL Server, Sybase, DB2, PostgreSQL and FrontBase developers. CGIScripter is a multi-platform application which generates Perl CGI scripts for databases. FmPro Migrator migrates FileMaker databases to MySQL, Oracle, Access, SQL Server, Sybase, DB2 and PostgreSQL. Installgen automates over 100 Oracle install procedures on Solaris, Windows, Linux and MacOS X. Repgen replicates Oracle data in a multi-master configuration on Solaris, Windows, Linux and MacOS X. For more information about .com Solutions Inc., please visit: www.cgiscripter.net.

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