Charlie Miller CEO / Senior Product Developer
Since 1997 I have been heavily involved in SQL database development. The last three years almost exclusively as a Win32/SQL Server developer. Most of that development work was done in ODBC. While ODBC is a powerful tool for application work, it is tedious, highly error prone, and time consuming to use. During a brief programming assignment with JAVA, I became familiar with JDBC. I was unhappy that a similar kind of API set was not available to C++ programmers. Then by great fortune I discovered SQLAPI and realized that it was just what I had been looking for.
In June of 2001, my company began a project to develop a major voice mail / unified messaging product that would have an extensive SQL Server database component supporting both the Win32 GUI and many NT service programs. SQLAPI was chosen as the development tool for the database interface. After nine months of programming using SQLAPI, I wonder how I ever got along without it. I would never consider going back to ODBC and with SQLAPI's multi platform support, I won't have to.
I have been purchasing software development tools for more than 25 years and I can say that the customer support from SQLAPI has been excellent with quick, informative responses to my questions. I have no reservations about strongly recommending SQLAPI to any developer involved in database application work no matter what the platform or the database product.
After using SQLAPI for 15 years, I still believe it to be the best database interface library available. As CTO, my company's telephony services platform grew significantly in both scope and complexity over that period. Just prior to my recent retirement, this platform was serving more than 125,000 users. It started day-one using SQLAPI for all of its SQL Server database access and it still does. It would not surprise me if that platform ran for another 10 years - the SQLAPI license was the most cost effective software investment I ever made. I simply cannot imagine writing a complex database app without using SQLAPI.