updated 10:15 am EST, Mon January 16, 2006
Valentina 2.1 for C++
Paradigma Software has released on Mac OS, as well as the update of all Valentina 2.x versions to the new 2.1 kernel. Valentina 2's next generation object-relational database model builds on the traditional relational database model, much like C++ builds on top of the C language. Valentina 2 utilizes a new abstraction data model: "Links" are sophisticated structures that manage high speed, low overhead handling of one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many relationships. Valentina Links include ObjectPtrs and Binary Links, as well as new reinterpretations of Foreign Keys. Valentina 2 C++ ADK (Application Developer Kit) Standard Edition for Macintosh is available for $200, or can be purchased as part of Valentina Developer Network for $600.
The Valentina 2.1 kernel update also includes performance improvements of 20-30 percent, and includes a free PHP module for Valentina Office Server. ADKs include Data Client components for simultaneously querying both local
databases and remote database servers, including Valentina Office Server. The update applies to Valentina 2.x solutions for popular development environments such as REALbasic, Runtime Revolution, and Macromedia Director.