[Denver, CO, March 10, 2005] CodeFutures has announced the General Availability of Release 2.4 of its award-winning FireStorm/DAO tool that makes software developers more productive by generating the Java code for accessing databases. The benefits provided by CodeFutures' code generation approach are higher developer productivity, better software quality, and lower maintenance costs.
�This is really a market-driven product release. There are about 20 new features that are in direct response to customer requests. The very diverse list of tactical new features all combine to make FireStorm/DAO more useful for developing real world enterprise applications� explains PJ Murray, CEO, CodeFutures Software.
The key new features in FireStorm/DAO are:
� Support for Stored Procedures. In addition to exposing tables, views, and custom SQL statements as Data Access Objects, FireStorm/DAO now exposes Stored Procedures as Data Access Objects, unlocking legacy business logic stored in databases. Initially available for Sybase, Oracle, and SQL Server.
� Interactive SQL Tool that allows database queries to be tested directly from FireStorm/DAO
� Database Schema Migration feature that makes it easier to migrate database schemas between different databases. Any SQL data types from the old database not supported by the new target database are automatically changed to the appropriate supported data types.
Additional new features include improved Sybase ASE support, new wizards for importing databases and generating code, generating Web Applications using Java Server Pages, and multiple features to enhance handling of SQL data types.
FireStorm/DAO is available in Enterprise, Architect, and OEM editions. FireStorm/DAO Architect Edition allows new custom code generation templates to be developed and integrated with the FireStorm/DAO Studio environment. FireStorm/DAO Architect Edition includes the source code for the Java code generation templates.
Additional information on FireStorm/DAO is available here:
The FireStorm/DAO Enterprise Edition is priced at $595 per developer. FireStorm/DAO Architect Edition is priced at $3,495 per developer. There are no runtime deployment licensing fees.
About CodeFutures Software
CodeFutures is the leading supplier of Java software development products for advanced data persistence. The benefits provided by CodeFutures' approach are higher developer productivity, better software quality, and lower maintenance costs. CodeFutures' first product, the award-winning FireStorm/DAO, makes software developers more productive by generating the Java code for accessing relational databases.
CodeFutures' products are used by corporate Java software programmers in sectors such as television (BBC Technology, Turner Broadcasting), finance (Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan), military systems (BAE, Lockheed Martin), government (Missouri Lottery, Port of Barcelona), IT consulting (Siemens Business Systems, LogicaCMG, BearingPoint, SDS, IBM), retail (MetCash, Ahold USA), high technology (EMC, Macromedia), and industry (Suzuki, AREVA).