Small business users can harness the power of GemStone/S 64 Bit using our free and low cost licensing options. Combined with the open-source tools, including the Open-source Development Kit for GemStone/S 64 Bit, this provides a complete and powerful development environment. As your business grows and you want move beyond the limitations of the free licensing options, low cost options are available based on your application requirements.

The Open-source Development Kit for GemStone/S 64 Bit is an open-source project containing tools and compatibility changes that sit on top of the GemStone/S 64 Bit environment. The Development Kit for GemStone/S 64 Bit combines:

  • the simplicity of open source development frameworks, with
  • GemStone/S’s transparent persistence, enterprise scalability, and legendary reliability.

The Development Kit environment enables you to focus on developing your application, and not spend any time on complex object relational mapping or other persistence schemes.

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How is it used?

Using the Development Kit for GemStone/S 64 Bit, you can easily create complex web applications using a number of available open-source projects, including the Seaside framework. You are not limited to web applications; the Development Kit provides a flexible development environment, including sophisticated code management and debugging tools. The Development Kit’s compatibility layer lets you take advantage of existing code in Pharo and Squeak.

What does it cost?

GemTalk’s free Community Edition license allows you to build and deploy commercial applications using the Development Kit with GemStone/S 64 Bit. When your business grows and you need more power, low-cost subscription licenses are available. For more on licensing, see GemStone Licensing.