Developer 2000

Developer/2000 is a virtuoso tool. Oracle released the first generation of its front-end development tools with version 5.0 of its RDBMS. These products were known as SQL Forms 2.0 and RPT. Although these tools are primitive by today's standards, they were a great advance for developers of applications to access this powerful database management system. As more features were added to the RDBMS through versions 5.1, 6.0, 7.0, 7.1, and now Oracle 7.2, the front-end tools also evolved into the product that is now called Oracle Developer/2000.   Developer/2000 primarily consists of three distinct products: Oracle Forms 4.5, Oracle Reports 2.5, and Oracle Graphics 2.5. These products can all be used individually or as an integrated application development platform. Although each has a separate purpose, there are many similarities that enable you to create consistent and powerful applications. Developer/2000 requires planning, study, and practice, but the payoff is in portability, scalability, and tight integration with Oracle Corp.'s databases. If application performance is a critical factor, the Oracle Developer/2000 tools provide, by far, the best mechanisms for performance tuning. Some of the features of Developer/2000 are:

  • Object Orientation
  • Inheritance
  • Object reuse
  • Encapsulation
  • Modularity
  • Polymorphism