updated 04:20 pm EST, Tue February 21, 2006
Valentina 2.2 for C++
Paradigma Software today released Valentina 2.2 for C++ for Mac OS X, which brings Universal Binary to the next generation, object-relational database model. Now offering native support for Intel-based Macs, it builds on the traditional relational database model much like C++ builds on top of the C language. "All that you know from working with traditional database systems from IBM, Oracle and Microsoft also apply to Valentina-based development. This robust technology excels at ultra fast management of millions of records." Valentina 2.2 Technology release includes Valentina 2.2 ADK C++ for Mac for developing powerful database solutions. The Standard Edition is available for use with Apple Xcode for $200, while Valentina Studio, Admin Edition 2.2 Mac ($60), now in open beta, is also available in the Universal Binary format. The company says that a native Intel version of Valentina Office Server is under development.
Version 2.2 includes several additional performance improvements in all Valentina 2.x based products. The Application Developer Kit for Macromedia Director includes a single new function that allows execution of almost any SQL command. The ADK for REAL Software's REALbasic include new ODBC related record navigation methods and new ArraySet and BitSet functions.
"Valentina ADKs provide the best database engine available to Mac OS X developers, and it is now available on Intel processors without having to resort to Rosetta emulation. As soon as all IDE vendors complete their ports to support the new Mac-on-Intel architecture, they will find us waiting - we are ready," said Lynn Fredricks, president of Paradigma Software.
All customers who have licenses for the Valentina 2.x products will get the upgrade to 2.2 for no additional cost.