Ciao is a complete Prolog system subsuming ISO-Prolog with a novel modular design which allows both restricting and extending the language. Ciao extensions currently include feature terms (records), higher-order, functions, constraints, objects, persistent predicates, a good base for distributed execution (agents), and concurrency. Libraries also support WWW programming, sockets, and external interfaces (C, Java, TCL/Tk, relational databases, etc.). An Emacs-based environment, a stand-alone compiler, and a toplevel shell are also provided.
The Information System Development Kit gives the developer a platform-independent method of creating Information Systems with data forms, SQL database access, database-browsing support, report generator and many other useful features. ISDK is now in a development stage and it is available only for the Linux operating system. The form module now works on text terminals using the ncurses library (not functional right now), and on the X-Window system using the GTK+ toolkit.
Harbour is a free, cross-platform compiler for the Xbase language. It is designed to be as compatible with CA-Clipper as humanly possible. Harbour ships with full source and makefiles, and combined with one of many C compilers will create executables which run natively on the following platforms: Linux, FreeBSD, DOS, Windows 3.x/9x/NT/W2000, and OS/2.
TinyCOBOL is an effort to bring a free COBOL compiler to Linux. It generates GNU assembler for the i386 Linux platform. A executable binary is then created using the GNU assembler and linker. The project is approaching the first beta release with many statements already implemented.
Universal Embedded SQL Compiler (UESQLC) is a compiler that provides a common way for accessing heterogeneous databases. UESQLC is based on Structured Query Language (SQL) as a standard for accessing data. This interface provides maximum interoperability, i.e. a single application can access different SQL Database Management Systems (DBMS) through a common set of embedded SQL code (UESQL). This enables a developer to build and distribute a client/server application without targeting a specific DBMS.
Jude is a rapid application development tool to develop data management workgroup applications that easy-to-maintain for developers and easy-to-use for end users. It is based on a knowledge base with an object oriented structure on the server side and a compound document agent-based user interface on the client side.
CLIP is a Clipper/XBase compatible compiler with initial support other xBase dialects. It features support for international languages and character sets. It also features OOP, a multiplatform GUI based on GTK/GTKextra, all SIX/Comix features (including hypertext indexing), SQL and ODBC drivers, a C-API for third-party developers, a few wrappers for popular libraries (such as BZIP, GZIP, GD, Crypto, and Fcgi), a multitasking client and application server based on TCP/IP sockets, object data base utilities, and a functions library.
Aubit 4GL compiler is a programming language based on (and compatible with) Informix-4GL. It provides an easy way to generate screen/form based programs, since statements for handling Windows, Forms, Menus, SQL, and similar are built-in. With support for SQL statements forming an intrinsic part of the language, it's especially suitable for developing database-oriented applications. Database connectivity is provided for PostgreSQL, MySQL, Informix, and others via ODBC. It supports both ncurses (console mode) and GTK+ (GUI mode) output.