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CodeFutures Ships Apache Derby with its Java Persistence Tool

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CodeFutures is shipping the Apache Derby, the open source version of the IBM Cloudscape database, with its award-winning FireStorm/DAO tool that generates the Java persistence code for accessing databases. Shipping Apache Derby allows CodeFutures to include demonstration applications that are ready to use. Apache Derby and IBM Cloudscape are full-featured, robust, small-footprint databases. CodeFutures' code generation approach provides faster and cheaper application development, higher quality applications, and more predictable and consistent results. CodeFutures approach ensures that the focus of software developers is solving business problems.

"We needed to ship a database with a very small footprint and zero administration with FireStorm/DAO so users could try some demonstration applications and have a local development database ready for use. We had already added support for Apache Derby and IBM Cloudscape due to strong customer demand, so there was no additional work to ship it with FireStorm/DAO." says PJ Murray, CEO, CodeFutures Software.

"Codefutures new Firestorm/DAO release can help developers quickly and easily design Java applications for the Apache Derby and Cloudscape databases," says Grant Hutchinson, manager IBM database server marketing. "This capability will help to build on the momentum that Derby and Cloudscape currently have within the open source market."

"Apache Derby is based on JDBC and ANSI SQL standards and has the features of much larger database systems. That makes it ideal an ideal database to use locally for development and transition to production environments. Of course, there is always the option of switching to IBM Cloudscape with professional support." says Andy Grove, CTO, CodeFutures Software.

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:


Additional information on Data Access Objects is available here:


FireStorm/DAO is available for free evaluation from:


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' code generation approach provides faster and cheaper application development, higher quality applications, more predictable and consistent results, faster software product development cycle times, faster time to market for commercial application development, reduced project costs, and reduced project risks. CodeFutures approach ensures that the focus of software developers is solving business problems.

CodeFutures' products are used by professional Java developers in major corporations such as Turner Broadcasting, Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan, Kraft Foods, FedEx, Bed Bath and Beyond, Lockheed Martin, Suzuki, EMC, Macromedia, and Siemens.

For more information, please contact:


Email: pr@codefutures.com

CodeFutures Software
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11001 W. 120th Avenue
Suite 400
Broomfield , CO 80021

Fax US: +1 303 484 5134
Phone US: +1 303 604 9669
Toll Free US: 866 604 9669
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