Glom

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What you need, without the nonsense.

With Glom you can design database systems - the database and the user interface. Glom has high-level features such as relationships, lookups, related fields, related records, calculated fields, drop-down choices, searching, reports, users and groups, so you don't have to implement it all yourself.

Glom keeps things simple. It has Numeric, Text, Date, Time, Boolean, and Image field types, and displays them appropriately.

Most Glom systems require almost no programming code, though you can use Python for calculated fields or add buttons that runs python code.

Each Glom system can be deployed in multiple languages and countries just by specifying translations. Because Glom layouts use automatic positioning you don't need to create duplicate layouts for each language.

The design is loosely based on FileMaker Pro, with the added advantage of separation between interface and data. Its simple framework should be enough to implement most database applications. Without Glom these systems normally consist of lots of repetitive, unmaintainable code.

Glom uses the PostgreSQL database backend but it can not edit databases that it did not create, because it uses only a simple subset of Postgres functionality.

Here are some screenshots with explanations, and news about recent changes.

Development is ongoing. See the Development Plans.

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