neXtep Designer

The database IDE which industrializes your developments


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  • Deliveries generation, instant synchronization
  • Installable components
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neXtep Softwares - Industrialize your database developments

NeXtep Softwares provides software solutions for the industrialization of your database developments and deployments. Our goal is to increase the productivity of your development teams by taking control of your developments' lifecycle and by automating your deployment and test processes.


Our software is free, we invite you to browse this site to learn more about how we handle the industrialization of the database development process.


Because every context is different, we provide services to think about your industrialization strategy. Our pragmatic approach will lead to a step-by-step roadmap based on our solid experience with databases and our strong knowledge of web applications. In the end, you will be able to control your applications lifecycles through fully automated processes.

NeXtep designer wiki PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 10 September 2010 12:51

We created a wiki place containing all the information you will need to get started with neXtep designer. Any pre-existing documentation will progressivly be integrated in this wiki.


For now you will find :

  • Installation information
  • Technical overview
  • Getting started tutorials


You now have a direct link to this wiki from the main toolbar menu or you can jump by following this link :

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 September 2010 07:21
Introducing cross-vendor generation PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 18 October 2013 01:33

A few weeks ago we released some great new features in neXtep designer : the ability to generate your database delta scripts for other vendors. That means that from now on you could start your development using your favorite database and finally export to another. This feature is (so far) only accessible through the contextual menu : "Show SQL > For another database vendor".


We think that these days some new development usages are coming : people develop from laptops, they develop at company's offices, then they develop at home or during transportation then they get back to work and need to resync. We need tools that can adapt to those new ways of doing work. You can have a mysql database on your laptop, an Oracle database at work, etc.


You need some more use cases ? Ok, so you start a project and have not yet stated the database that will host your developments ? You have an Oracle database but your company decided to cut-off expenses and switch to MySQL... Or you are developing a platform-neutral product and need to deploy your product everywhere.


Well, to answer all those needs, and the ones that we have not yet thought of, we started this big project : being able to deploy your developments on any database. Of course it has limitations, of course you cannot use stored code or triggers with that kind of developments... but for models using standard functionalities, that works!


It is still experimental, we are waiting for your feedbacks on forums. Our next big move will be to support portable repositories. and it follows the exact same objective : allow you to work everywhere, in teams. We are building remote neXtep repositories that you will be able to connect to. You will also be able to work offline / synchronize back your changes to the repository. This is a huge change for neXtep, we will keep you up to date in the coming months.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 02:09
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