Appaserver is an application server that allows you to build commercial-quality, multi-user database applications quickly and completely. It runs on any UNIX®-flavored operating system, including Linux ®. Appaserver implements the relational model, coupling MySQL with a browser.
Appaserver was born at the research center of the Everglades National Park as DataForEVER. While running Appaserver, a Ft. Lauderdale seagrass lab received a call from a marine biologist. The marine biologist asked to examine the stomach contents of any Crested Gobys the lab may have caught. The seagrass lab's director reported back they had 15 of them caught between 2005 and 2009, averaging 34 1/4 millimeters in length. This information was produced in only six clicks. Moreover, by clicking the detail button next to each of the 15 measurement records, the director was able to determine in which bucket each fish was stored. Appaserver easily produced this random data request.
Appaserver is a MySQL user interface. Its forte is to build database applications without painting or programming the user interface. Once you've conceptualized your database, simply insert the elements tables, columns, relations, and roles into the Appaserver engine, then log in.
Web forms are created dynamically, allowing you to select, insert, update, and delete everything in your database. But this is only the tip:
Appaserver is flexible. Because ideas inspire ideas, Appaserver was designed for expansion. New elements are easily added to the engine, and residual elements are easily removed.
Appaserver is secure. You group users into roles, and then provide table-level access (select, insert, update, and delete) to each role. However, table-level access may be insufficient; therefore, row-level and column-level access can further be restricted. Finally, Appaserver supports the Secure Socket Layer (SSL).
After building your database, you need to write the processes that do your customer's work. To help you, Appaserver comes with a rich set of libraries from which you can build upon. Alternatively, any process using the Common Gateway Interface (CGI) will seamlessly migrate.
The following powerpoint tutorials are available:
For a technical overview, view the Appaserver Database Schema.