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Caché Tools and Technologies

Throughout this tutorial we will use a number of rapid application development tools and technologies provided in a standard Caché installation.

These tools and technologies include:

  • Studio: An integrated development environment that supports the object-oriented approach to designing and building applications. With Studio you can define classes using several languages including ObjectScript, Caché Basic, and MVBasic.

  • Terminal: A command-line interface to the Caché database. Using the terminal you can execute Caché commands and access a number of Caché utilities including the autopopulation utilities and an SQL shell. The terminal also provides access to Caché objects.

  • Zen: A framework for creating dynamic, data intensive, and richly interactive Web pages. You can create Zen pages using Studio.

  • The Management Portal: A browser-based interface for system management. Using the portal you can perform many tasks including defining, viewing, and accessing your data in a relational format. You can define your database tables and query your data using standard SQL.

Note:

Studio, Terminal, and the Management Portal, can all be launched from the Caché launcher. Simply click the launcher and then click a tool on the menu.