IronGrid, Inc., a provider of lightweight Java development tools, unveiled IronEye SQL 1.1. New functionality embedded in IronEye SQL, a JDBC performance tool, includes an Ant task that allows performance testing to be seamlessly integrated into the software build process. A Free Trialis available to download at IronGridtoday. �Performance testing has always been relegated to the end of the software development process because it was too difficult to test performance midstream,� said Clifford Sharples, president and CEO of IronGrid, Inc. �Now with IronEye SQL�s new Ant integration, including performance testing in the build process is simple.� �Most development managers agree that performance testing should be done more often during the development process, but because of the lack of discipline and tools to execute this vision, most development managers cannot act on this instinct,� said Jeremy Bencken, founder and CTO of AptRatings.com. �Now with IronEye SQL 1.1, performance testing is done automatically with each build, and has made our lives much easier. After only two days of using IronEye SQL 1.1, we cut our app�s startup time from 75 seconds to under 30. In addition, we were able to pinpoint and cache several redundant, high-volume queries, which translated into a decrease of our database�s operating load by 30 percent.� IronEye SQL exposes all of the SQL being generated by an application and summarizes the information in a simple, easy to understand interface. Without changing a line of application code, a developer can instantly identify excessive or long-running SQL statements generated by code in development. This early visibility allows performance problems to be corrected early on in the development cycle, when performance tuning is dramatically less time-consuming and costly. With IronEye SQL, developers can rapidly isolate and correct performance problems with every build by analyzing the SQL generated by unit tests and looking for newly introduced code that may be causing performance problems. IronEye SQL 1.1 is available for a 10-day free trial download at www.irongrid.com. IronEye SQL 1.1 is available through May 31, 2003, at the introductory price of $195 for a single user license, and $395 thereafter.
About IronGrid IronGrid, Inc. provides low-cost Java development tools that can be installed quickly and require no source code changes. IronGrid empowers every developer to test and optimize application performance throughout the development process, resulting in software that is on time, on budget, and on spec. Unlike other tools companies, IronGrid provides nimble and affordable point solutions that solve specific problems and are based on proven Open Source technology. Founded by a small group of experienced Java developers and technology executives, IronGrid is based in Austin, TX. Visit IronGrid at www.irongrid.com.