Early Access Program for FireStorm/SDO: Implementing the SDO API
CodeFutures has actually been looking at the SDO API since it was first published in late 2003. As Andy Grove, CodeFutures' CTO, explains, the SDO API has many advantages. But CodeFutures only decided to launch a product based on the SDO API after it emerged late last year that SDO would be a major part of the new Service Component Architecture specification that has backing from several industry leaders.
CodeFutures is starting out by providing database access through the SDO API. FireStorm/SDO will have the key advantage of providing very good code generation tools. That means developers can get started with SDO without
using the SDO API directly and can use the generated code as an ideal tutorial for learning how to use the SDO API.
CodeFutures is shipping the first Early Access version of FireStorm/SDO this week to a customer that will use it to gain a significant performance boost.
At that point, CodeFutures will work with its partner Rogue Wave Software to roll out the EA during February on a phased basis (so we can handle the support load while continuing to develop).
CodeFutures promises that everyone that applies for the EA program will be provided access in February, prior to any pubic BETA program in March.
You can sign up for early access to FireStorm/SDO here (form on bottom of page).