OpenBase International, developers of the first relational SQL database on Mac OS X, has started the OpenBase Developer Connection (ODC), a program designed to assist new and experienced developers in creating cutting-edge Mac OS X applications.
OpenBase SQL is a database used by many developers to build apps for Mac OS X and other computing platforms, according to
. The ODC offers multiple levels of OpenBase Developer licenses and a variety of services and resources, including access to ODC Tool Connection for publishing and sharing software; WebObjects and OpenBase Knowlegebases; a complete extranet application for tracking purchases and technical support questions; early access to OpenBase SQL beta software; and a credit for purchasing OpenBase SQL deployment licenses.
Developers can choose among four levels of membership when joining the ODC, depending on the database features, tools and resources they need to design and build their applications, according to Matthew Renda, director of worldwide marketing for OpenBase.
Developers who register at the ODC site for a free online membership get the following at no cost: an OpenBase Innovator license; OpenBase SureStart support; access to the Developer Discussion forum for posting questions and sharing advice; subscription to OpenBase news, updates and release notes; unlimited use of the OpenBase KnowledgeBase library and technical database; ODC WebObjects KnowledgeBase and periodic special offers and discounts on OpenBase products.
Developers choosing an ODC Select Membership for $499 receive a one-year subscription license for OpenBase PowerCenter, providing full performance and all the features — including Java Stored Procedures — at a portion of the $2,999 standard license cost. In addition to ODC Online Membership privileges, ODC Select Members also receive early access to selected pre-release and beta versions of new OpenBase SQL products for evaluation; a $300 ODC program credit toward the purchase of an OpenBase SQL standard license from the full line of OpenBase SQL products; two online support incidents (a $400 value); access to the Tool Connection area of the ODC site, a rich resource for publishing and sharing software; and periodic developer discounts and promotional offers.
Then there’s the $999 Premier Membership. Sign up and you’ll get a one-year subscription license for OpenBase PowerCenter eCommerce Edition, which includes integrated credit card transaction processing and automated send/receive e-mail functions. Premier Members also receive five online support incidents (a $1000 value); plus, selecting from the full line of OpenBase SQL products, a $700 ODC program credit toward the purchase of an OpenBase SQL standard license.
What’s more, eligible students choosing the $99 Student Membership get a one-year subscription license for OpenBase Performer, two online support incidents (a $400 value); access to the Tool Connection area of the ODC site (a resource for publishing and sharing software); and periodic developer discounts and promotional offers.