C++ SDO API
The C+ SDO API has been pretty much ignored in most of the material written so far about the SDO, even articles about the SDO API do not mention the C++ SDO API. The primary focus has been on the key benefit of SDO - a single API for any type of data, specifically designed for use in Service Oriented Architectures. It is usually overlooked that there is a C++ SDO API in version 2.0 of the specification and CodeFutures has been equally guility of overlooking the C++ SDO API since our focus is exclusively Java. I'm sure there are many large enterprises with many (if not most) of their mission critical systems still written in C++ and with no plans to rewrite them in Java (if it's not broken, don't try to fix it....). So it's good that IBM's developerWorks has recently published a good article by Ed Slattery and Pete Robbins on the C++ SDO API.