Helix (Database)

Helix (Database)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Helix is a pioneering database management system for the Apple Macintosh platform, created in 1983. Helix uses a graphical "programming language" to add logic to its applications, allowing non-programmers to construct sophisticated applications. While this sort of ease-of-use should have made Helix a killer app on the platform, the uniqueness of the programming language, limitations in the Mac OS it relied on for data I/O, the proprietary nature of the databases it created, and a variety of business problems relegated it to a niche product. As of 2005, Helix is twenty-one years old, but still has a dedicated, if small, following. Despite being the first multiuser database on any PC platform, the first object-based, visual programming tool, and, perhaps, the first relational database on a PC platform, Helix's marketing and ownership problems led it to a life as a niche product on an OS with a small market share.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136533065
  • 9786136533063