Administrate vs SQL Tabs: What are the differences?
Developers describe Administrate as "Rails framework for creating flexible admin dashboards, by thoughtbot". Administrate is heavily inspired by projects like Rails Admin and ActiveAdmin, but aims to provide a better user experience for site admins, and to be easier for developers to customize. On the other hand, SQL Tabs is detailed as "Rich SQL Console for Postgresql". SQL Tabs is an open source cross platform desktop client for Postgresql.
Administrate and SQL Tabs can be primarily classified as "Database" tools.
Some of the features offered by Administrate are:
- No DSLs (domain-specific languages)
- Support the simplest use cases, and let the user override defaults with standard tools such as plain Rails controllers and views.
- Break up the library into core components and plugins, so each component stays small and easy to maintain.
On the other hand, SQL Tabs provides the following key features:
- Database explorer
- Rich scripts output
- Charts from query result
Administrate and SQL Tabs are both open source tools. Administrate with 4.43K GitHub stars and 779 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than SQL Tabs with 752 GitHub stars and 56 GitHub forks.