for the Java™ Programming Language
CodeBase for the Java™ Programming Language provides you with portable, high-speed data access for
your applications developed using Java. Using one easy-to-use API, you can create Java
database solutions for Windows, UNIX and other platforms.
CodeBase offers a simple API making it easy to get productive
quickly. With its small disk and memory footprint, CodeBase is
ideal for applets, embedded database applications and other situations
where resources are limited. But don't let the small size fool you;
CodeBase is very powerful and offers all the database
functionality you need for large and small applications alike.
CodeBase is flexible. With it you can create single user,
networked multi-user and client/server applications (requires a Win32 host
for CodeBase server). You can choose to create pure Java client programs
for maximum portability (client/server only), or create Java programs that
use the CodeBase C++ library via the Java Native Interface (JNI) for
maximum database speed.
CodeBase is also affordable, and offers royalty free distribution
of standalone and client/server applications.
Provided Platform Support
When you order CodeBase for the Java™ Programming Language, you receive one or more
electronic-download distributions that contain support for a given
platform, such as Windows, or UNIX. CodeBase for the Java™ Programming Language includes
distributions for all of the Intel-based platforms that we currently
support. CodeBase for the Java™ Programming Language - All Platform Version includes
distributions for both the Intel and non-Intel platforms that we currently
CodeBase for the Java™ Programming Language supports the following specific platforms:
- Windows 7, Vista, 2008, 2003, XP, 2000, NT, Me, 98
- Mac OS 9 and OS X (on Motorola CPU)
- 64-bit support is also included for users of the
CodeBase for 64-bit Add-on.
In addition to the operating systems listed above, Sequiter is working on
support for additional Unix platforms. Please
for further availability information.
Supported Programming Models
CodeBase for the Java™ Programming Language supports two programming models, standalone
(single/multi-user), and client/server. Client/Server support is available
in the Windows version of CodeBase for the Java™ Programming Language, while standalone support is
included in all versions. Each model offers its own set of advantages for
developing database applications, as discussed below.
The standalone versions of CodeBase for the Java™ Programming Language offer single user and
networked multi-user support for database applications. The standalone
versions offer the following advantages:
The standalone version mixes a Java API for the front-end with compiled
'C++' libraries for the database back-end via JNI. Highly optimized for
performance, these libraries provide the database elements of your
application the speed of a compiled C++ application, versus the
performance of interpreted Java byte code. This can have a big effect
on the overall performance of your Java database applications.
Ease of Use
The standalone version relies on a single CodeBase library for all
database functionality, making distribution simple, efficient and
unobtrusive for your installation packages.
Because the standalone version relies on a shared-library version
of CodeBase, applications can be ported to any platform on which
the CodeBase C++ library can be compiled, including Windows,
Macintosh, Linux and all other UNIX systems.
CodeBase for the Java™ Programming Language support has been tested with JNI under the following
systems. If you would like to know about support for systems not listed
here, send email to
- Windows XP, 2000, NT, Me, 9x
- Mac OS 9 and OS X
- 64-bit support is also included for users of the
CodeBase for 64-bit Add-on.
The client/server configuration of CodeBase for the Java™ Programming Language provides
programmers with portable client/server data access with the added
benefit of an extremely small client-side footprint. For applications
that are deployed over the Internet or other limited-bandwidth
networks, this feature helps to make your applications useable and
responsive. CodeBase for the Java™ Programming Language client/server support, which is only
available in the Windows version of CodeBase for the Java™ Programming Language, provides the
One of the main features of CodeBase for the Java™ Programming Language client/server is the
super-compact size of the CodeBase Java classes. The entire package
weighs in at less than 50K! In addition, we include a function
dependency chart which allows you to safely strip out any of our code
your applet doesn't require; this keeps your downloadable code as small
as possible, helping them download even faster!
Applications written with CodeBase for the Java™ Programming Language client/server run against
the CodeBase 32-bit database server residing on a Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2008, 2003, 2000, or NT
Web server machine. The client/server model was chosen both for its
natural suitability for Web activity as well as the fact that it helps
keep the CodeBase Java classes very small—a potentially important
feature to those accessing your web site applications.
The CodeBase client/server solution also offers a feature that you
won't see anywhere else:
Unlimited Java client connections on the included CodeBase server,
and 100% royalty-free distribution of clients applications!
This unprecedented license agreement means you never have to worry
about how many client applications are accessing your server, a very
important advantage for both Internet and Intranet development. Plus,
you have unlimited distribution rights for client applications,
allowing you to let as many users as you wish have access to your
applications—all without ever having to pay a cent for extra
connections! This type of offer is unheard of in the world of
client/server, and it can save you and your end-users thousands of
dollars! Plus, if you need to run multiple servers, CodeBase offers
additional server licenses at a fraction of the cost of other
For pricing on additional server licenses please refer to our
Pricing & Ordering
page. Keep in mind that the CodeBase server always allows unlimited
connections for Java clients, so if your are ordering additional server
licenses you only need to order the least expensive server upgrade
(20-user) for your required number of distributions. For example, if
you want to distribute one additional server for unlimited connections,
you only have to order the one-install 20-user server. If you want
royalty-free server distribution with unlimited connections, you only
need to order the royalty-free 20-user server.
Client/Server computing can offer improved network performance, as the
amount of data that travels between the client and server machine can
be limited to only the data requested by the client, rather than the
Another advantage of the CodeBase client/server model for
Internet/Intranet data solutions is that the client and server have a
direct TCP/IP connection for communications. This translates into fast
and efficient data transfer between client and server. Other solutions,
such as static server-side data pages must carry the additional
overhead of the HTTP communications layer required for the generation
of web pages containing data results.
The TCP/IP connection also provides better networking performance than
server-side data solutions, because communications performance is not
affected in any way if the Web server is busy handling multiple
Because the client portion of CodeBase for the Java™ Programming Language client/server is pure
Java code, you can port client applications to any operating system
where a Java Virtual Machine exists for your client application. Today
that includes virtually all operating systems including Windows, UNIX,
Macintosh and OS/2.
CodeBase for the Java™ Programming Language - Classes
For detailed information on the Java classes that CodeBase supports, visit
our CodeBase for
Java - Classes page.
CodeBase for the Java™ Programming Language is available in electronic download form
only. Included are complete electronic documentation as well as the following components:
- CodeBase Java Classes
- Java Source Code
- CodeBase standalone DLLs (for Windows) and/or Shared Libraries (For Unix)
- On-line Reference in Sun's JAVADOC HTML format
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Using CodeBase with JDBC
There are now two ways to use CodeBase with JDBC, allowing you to take
advantage of the power of both CodeBase and SQL from your Java
CodeBase for JDBC 2.1 allows your Java application to access data
via our CodeBase database server. Written in Java, CodeBase for JDBC
2.1 can be used anywhere the Java Virtual Machine can run, including
Java-enabled web browsers.
With the CodeBase SQL/ODBC Add-On, you have a second way to access
the CodeBase engine from Java, using the JDBC-ODBC bridge. This offers you
the ability to do standalone or client/server computing with CodeBase and
Java. All of the features of CodeBase SQL/ODBC are available
For full technical information on CodeBase for
JDBC 2.1, SQL/ODBC Add-ons,
and pricing information,
follow the links.