Saturday, 8 March 2008

OSX / Realbasic and Oracle

Despite the Intel Macs having been around for a couple of years of so, it seems Oracle have not yet got around to creating a native Oracle DB client for OSX on Intel. Apparently it is due ‘soon’ according to Oracle. There are a couple of work-arounds fortunately and the one that seems to be working well for me so far, is creating a Universal Binary Macintosh application running against Universal Binary ODBC Drivers from Actual.

The Oracle ODBC Drivers are $29, seem to work well and are easy to install. An advantage of using these is that your other Mac applications such as Word, Excel and Filemaker can also access Oracle through these drivers.

I’ve yet to use them for any ‘heavy duty’ work however so time will tell just how suitable they are for me.

Actual also make ODBC drivers for the other popular SQL Databases.

"Don't let the bastards grind you down." - General Joseph W Stillwell

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