The CloudDB Client: An Extension For The Rackspace Cloud Database API

Filed in Product & Development by Zachary Schneider | May 14, 2012 10:30 am

Ok. So what is the Cloud DB Client? It’s a user interface packaged as a Google Chrome extension for the Rackspace Cloud Database API service[1].

Here it is here (click to enlarge):

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I wrote the CloudDB Client for Rackspace Cloud Databases[3] – now available in an Early Access program —  to grow the audience of users that require a UI.

Right now, the CloudDB Client exposes browsing, create and delete functionality, and if there’s a demand, more functionality will be added.

Since this is something I built, I am more than happy to provide basic support as time allows. As with anything, there may be bugs, so please reach out if you encounter one. Since I made this, it is not a Rackspace-supported product.

Now for a quick disclaimer: You should know that this extension exposes capabilities that could, in rare cases, result in the loss of data, and I will not be held responsible for loss of data incurred by using this extension, whether it’s accidental or intentional.

If that sounds good to you and you’re looking for a user interface extension for the Rackspace Cloud Database API service, feel free to dive right in and download the CloudDB Client[4] now, and pretty soon the source code will be made available via github.

And, if this extension takes off, I’ll work on exposing more of the Cloud Database API functionality.

Endnotes:
  1. Rackspace Cloud Database API service: http://../../cloud/cloud_hosting_products/databases/
  2. [Image]: http://c3414940.r40.cf0.rackcdn.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/clouddb-client-image.png
  3. Rackspace Cloud Databases: http://../rackspace-cloud-databases-private-beta-new-features-and-global-availability/
  4. download the CloudDB Client: http://c344640.r40.cf1.rackcdn.com/clouddb-client.crx

Source URL: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/the-clouddb-client-an-extension-for-the-rackspace-cloud-database-api/