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HTSQL -- A Query Language for the Accidental Programmer

HTSQL ("Hyper Text Structured Query Language") is a high-level query
language for relational databases.   The target audience for HTSQL is
the accidental programmer -- one who is not a SQL expert, yet needs a
usable, comprehensive query tool for data access and reporting.  

HTSQL is also a web service which takes a request via HTTP, translates
it into a SQL query, executes the query against a relational database,
and returns the results in a format requested by the user agent (JSON,
CSV, HTML, etc.).

Use of HTSQL with open source databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite) is
royalty free under BSD-style conditions.  Use of HTSQL with proprietary
database systems (Oracle, Microsoft SQL) requires a commercial license.
See ``LICENSE`` for details.

For installation instructions, see ``INSTALL``.  For list of new
features in this release, see ``NEWS``.  HTSQL documentation is in the
``doc`` directory.
        The HTSQL homepage
        The HTSQL tutorial
        HTSQL source code

        IRC chat in #htsql on freenode
        The mailing list for users of HTSQL

Generous support for HTSQL was provided by Prometheus Research, LLC and
The Simons Foundation. This material is also based upon work supported
by the National Science Foundation under Grant #0944460. Any opinions,
findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material
are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of
the National Science Foundation. 

HTSQL is copyright by Prometheus Research, LLC.  HTSQL is written by
Clark C. Evans <> and Kirill Simonov <>.