Development Environment


The development environment is used to change the source code of MaxDB programs and to recreate these MaxDB programs.

You can use the development environment on all operating systems that are supported by the database system, although the installation and some functions differ slightly depending on the operating system.


The development environment is an integral part of the MaxDB software. For information on how to obtain the MaxDB software, see Download. For more information about the database system, see Concepts of the Database System. For quick access to all documentation and an explanation of the most important terms, use the alphabetical Glossary.


The following tools are available, among others:

?     Scripts for initializing the development environment

?     Scripts for processing source code and comparing different versions of files

?     Scripts for calling VMAKE

?     VMAKE for translating and linking the changed source code


The database tools Database Manager GUI and SQL Studio are not created using the development environment described here.


Example: Translating the File HelloWorld.c

Example: Creating the Program Database Manager CLI

See also:

Concepts of the Database System, Open Source Development of the Database Software

Glossary, Syntax Notation