October 04, 2010, 10:38 AM — Iron Speed released this week an upgraded version of its Iron Speed Designer database application tool, which adds support for Microsoft's SharePoint collaboration platform.
Version 7.1 of Iron Speed Designer enables developers to implement SharePoint applications without special software development knowledge, the company said. The tool also generates database applications for .Net and cloud environments.
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"There is one very critical aspect about the tool that sets it apart from others. Iron Speed Designer delivers 'database-driven' SharePoint apps. That's not something you can do with other SharePoint facilities," said Alan Fisher, co-founder of Iron Speed, in a statement released by the company.
SharePoint applications can be generated from an existing database. Developers do not need to know ASPX, .Net, or SharePoint APIs, Iron Speed said. SharePoint 2007 and 2010 and Windows SharePoint Services are supported.
Iron Speed Designer 7.1 also supports Microsoft's Visual Studio 2010 IDE, but users do not need the IDE.
Version 7.1 runs on Windows platforms and generates .Net Web applications for the Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Microsoft Access, and MySQL databases.
Single-developer pricing for the enterprise edition of Iron Speed Designer starts at $2,295.
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