Helix RADE
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Deployment and maintenance of customized relational database solutions.   Demo ($399.00)
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Helix RADE (Rapid Application Development Environment) enables the creation, deployment and maintenance of customized relational database solutions for solving information management problems. Featuring a proprietary graphical development environment that does not require traditional programming skills, Helix RADE (the development tool) gives the designer the ability to develop applications that can range from simple single user databases to complex workgroup solutions. Applications developed with Helix RADE can be executed in single user mode without any additional software, and can
What's New
Version 6.2.2:

New and Improved Features:

  • Helix applications are now 'code signed'
  • Dragging a document from a view to the Finder now works as a "copy to volume" command
  • Tabbing to a field now scroll the window to show it properly
  • Leaving the "Personalize" field empty no longer prevents the registration button from activating
  • Improved Debugging Tools
  • User Access Log Enhancements
  • Multi-Threading control moved from resource to preference
Bug Fixes and Improvements:
  • Escape key now triggers the 'Cancel' button in many more dialogs
  • Power Query modifications are more thorough about updating open views
  • Modifying a record on a cold form that contains undefined or defaulted fields that are used to query the form no longer causes index corruption
  • Structure Check dialog no longer opens and does not go away
  • Cold forms no longer grow each time a collection is opened
  • Quick Query shows when there are no queryable fields
  • Graphics in command rectangles now scale properly when 'Scale Picture' is on
  • Editing records on a cold form via double click no longer corrupts indexes
  • Helix no longer crashes when closing a modified cold form query without activating its window
  • Option-clicking to close a view with unsaved changes no longer asks twice
  • Crash when applying logfile containing byte stream
  • Printing a cold form list with content derived from use/from tiles now prints correctly
  • The contents of a field are no longer automatically selected when a data change is received
  • Preferences are now thread-safe
  • An extra ampersand has been removed from the Help menu
  • Miscellaneous AppleScript fixes
  • Inspector cell selection improvements
  • It is no longer possible to add a user to its own menus
  • A crash while tabbing through a template has been resolved
  • Editing a label rectangle no longer reverts to black text
  • An odd dragging bug in collection/relation windows has been resolved
  • Zoom box now works logically for sequence icons
  • Zoom box now works better for abacus icons
  • It is no longer possible to set the location of a window so it is under the menu bar
  • Abacus Expression Language (AEL) crashes when expression is wrong
  • Changing an abacus in way that invalidates an index selected for a view triggers crash
  • Switching users while in Design Mode now updates username tile for open views
  • Icon usage in a Power Query is now properly shown
  • Inspector once again updates location values in real time
  • View properties for 'Cold Form' or 'Show Page Boundaries' now update instantly on change
  • Resizing windows works better
  • Helix Engine demo no longer ends immediately after launch
  • Reporting improvements

Version 6.2.2:

New and Improved Features:

  • Helix applications are now 'code signed'
  • Dragging a document from a view to the Finder now works as a "copy to volume" command
  • Tabbing to a field now scroll the window to show it properly
  • Leaving the "Personalize" field empty no longer prevents the registration button from activating
  • more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.5 or later



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Itty reviewed on 07 Jan 2014
The original full powered relational database for the Mac, and the original Object Oriented Programing interface, is still the best.

Introduced in 1985, for the Mac, was the first with a drag 'n drop Relational database design interface. Almost 30 years later, it is still the easiest interface for building powerful Relational Databases from the ground up. I bought this in 1987 after futzing with Borland and FileMaker. I should have saved myself the trouble and money and purchased Helix first.

They've done a wonderful job of not just preserving a venerable Original Macintosh program, but of improving it and keeping it up to date with modern hardware.

If you are not a programmer, not a database designer, scratch your head at FileMaker Pro, yet still want to build a powerful and custom relational database of your own, Helix RADE is it.

Kudos
[Version 6.2.2]


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Adrian commented on 19 Jun 2011
The first preliminary release of Helix RADE 6.2 is here. The article:-
http://www.qsatoolworks.com/everythingelse/thelatestword/2011/jun10.html
[Version 6.1.6]


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Itty commented on 28 Jul 2010
Nice to see progress. Can this now run on modern Macs? (Intel Cores).
[Version 6.1.6]


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Adrian commented on 08 May 2009
Classic is being phased out.
It also runs on Intel and will transition to OS X this year (it's been slow because there's a vast amount of work required).
[Version 6.1.3 (114)]

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Itty replied on 09 Mar 2010
I was not aware that RADE could now run without Classic. As far as I know, Classic cannot run on MacIntel systems.

I understand that RADE will be coming to MacIntel, in late 2010.
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Adrian replied on 09 Mar 2010
Don't say "late" 2010! The survey results aren't posted yet and the next The Latest Word will be 30th April. Hopefully it'll announce the RADE Preview Release.
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Itty commented on 02 Apr 2008
Classic?! How can we run Classic? There's no Classic on current Macs. So one has to go out and find an old Power PC Mac and then an old version of OSX or even older OS9.

Wow.

So I guess it's not 64 bit then. ;-)

Ah, maybe this is an April Fools.
[Version 6.1.1 (053)]


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Type:Business : Applications
License:Demo
Date:06 Jan 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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Helix RADE (Rapid Application Development Environment) enables the creation, deployment and maintenance of customized relational database solutions for solving information management problems. Featuring a proprietary graphical development environment that does not require traditional programming skills, Helix RADE (the development tool) gives the designer the ability to develop applications that can range from simple single user databases to complex workgroup solutions. Applications developed with Helix RADE can be executed in single user mode without any additional software, and can be deployed in client/server mode without modification. Helix RADE contains the complete development and end user environment, making the initial cost for production very low. Should the business or application requirement grow, the application can be deployed as a client/server solution by purchasing a Helix Server license.

New licenses for Helix RADE are available for $399, with additional seats available for $199 per seat. View the Helix price list for additional information.


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