Building a simple digital asset management solution with Glom

Glorious Glom

Article from Issue 140/2012

Desktop databases are perfect for keeping tabs on miscellaneous data – from links and text snippets, to tasks and invoices – but building databases from scratch can be a daunting proposition, unless you use Glom for the job.

The Glom database design tool can help you build simple and relatively complex databases with consummate ease, even if your database development skills are not up to scratch. Although Glom offers pretty much all the functionality you would expect from a serious database application, it hides all the complexity behind a user-friendly interface. In fact, Glom uses the mighty PostgreSQL database management system as its back end, but the application shields users from PostgreSQL’s complexity, allowing them to build single and multiuser database solutions without learning all the intricacies of object-relational database models and knowing how to construct SQL queries. In short, if you are looking for a tool that can help you whip up a desktop database with a minimum of effort, Glom is just the ticket.

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