Differences between WinSQL for ODBC and JDBC
WinSQL and JaySQL are two separate products with similar names.
WinSQL is a product that is out in the market since 1997 and is used by over 250,000 users worldwide. JaySQL on the
other hand, is a new addition (introduced in 2003) to our product family and is targeted towards developers using
operating system other than MS Windows.
Here is a list of some differences
||The most important difference in these products is that JaySQL can run on other platforms
besides Windows, including Linux, Sun Solaris and Apple Mac.
JaySQL is a 100% pure Java solution
and therefore, can run on any Java compatible platforms.
||If you use the type-4 JDBC driver, WinSQL can talk directly to the database eliminating any
bulky client side API. Usually these JDBC drivers are shipped as a few JAR files and therefore, it is very easy
||It is very easy to change the look and feel for JaySQL. Specify a
-DCustomLookAndFeel=<Class file for LookAndFeel>
as a command line parameter and modify how WinSQL screens appear.
Which product should I use?
If you plan to use WinSQL on any Microsoft platform (Win9x, NT, Win2000, XP or 2003), we
recommend that you use WinSQL - it has more features than JaySQL
If you want a querying tool for Linux, Solaris, Mac, or any other platform use JaySQL
If you are a programmer working on any Java related project and want to use a JDBC driver
instead of ODBC, use JaySQL.