One Man's Alaska

Cato, a Java and PHP CRUD Generator

July 14, 2011

Sorry folks, if you're interested in learning about Alaska, this is one of those "one off" posts where instead of sharing something about Alaska, I write about some technical thing I've done in Alaska. In this case I've created a software application I've named the "Cato CRUD Generator", and I thought I'd share an announcement here.

Cato is a Java and PHP CRUD Generator, which means that computer programmers can use Cato to generate software based on their database definition. While it's also funny, the term "CRUD" stands for "create, read, update, and delete", which is a database term, essentially indicating the actions a person can have with a database.

Although I've written that Cato is a Java and PHP CRUD generator, it's actually much more than that. Because Cato is based on the concept of templates, it can be used as a CRUD generator for any programming language or tool, including not only Java and PHP, but also C, C++, C#, Perl, Python, Ruby, Struts, JavaServer Pages (JSP), JavaServer Faces (JSF), XML, and much, much more.

I could write a lot more about Cato, but I already have at this Cato CRUD Generator screenshots page, which includes not only screenshots of Cato in action, but also a short demo video. For programmers out there that are interested in a CRUD generator, I hope you'll take a look at Cato (created in Palmer, Alaska).

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