A few weeks back Steve
Jones sent me over a link about a product called ASP
Enterprise Manager. I looked at it briefly but was too busy to really look
into it, so tagged for follow up and kept trying to clear my inbox. Then not
long after that I got an email from Wes Grant, the guy who is writing it asking
a question about how EM gets the security information. Over the course of the
email thread I got some information about the project that I wanted to pass on
to all of you.
To start with, it's freeware and open source. You can view the source code at
SourceForge (I have
not looked at the source yet). The idea for the project originated because Wes
had been using MyAdmin for MySQL
and wanted something similar and web based for his SQL projects. Wes said he
started small and then got more ambitious as he started to see how things went
together. He's using .Net and is currently working out the details of what he
wants to include and how to do it. Right now he is the only developer, but says
that once he gets the final design done he would welcome the help of others -
and I figured we might have a reader or two that would like to participate? Or
beta test once it gets going? If so, you can contact Wes via his web site.
Please note that the product is in design only. If it makes it to release
we'll do a review and tell you what we think, my goal is just to encourage open
source where I can!
Would you rely on an open source/freeware tool to do administration? What
features would it HAVE to have? Are you currently using any web based product to
do administration? Post your comments!