Stepping Out in a Web Venue
After nearly two years, some decent efforts are finally emerging in the Web database space.After nearly two years, some decent efforts are finally emerging in the Web database space. In particular, Caspios Caspio Bridge (www.caspio.com) Web-based database stands out for its friendly Dynamic HTML administrative interface. Instead of using HTML forms to create and edit the database, I could use an application with a native Windows look and feel, including menus and tool bars. The downside is the administration tool requires the very latest release of Internet Explorer Version 5.5. The data-entry and search forms that regular users see are normal HTML, though, and are usable with any recent browser.
Simple is still the byword. Caspio Bridge (as well as other online databases such as Intuits QuickBase) cant compete with desktop databases yetsearching, reporting and data summarization features are either very weak or nonexistent.