Technology

The Data Collector is written using Open Source technologies.

We use Apache Derby as the respository for the data. The Front End client is written using Java.

We have packaged the software in the distributions on this website to run on Windows. We have tested on Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 though our recommended platform would be Windows 10. We have also carried out limited testing on Ubuntu Linux and Mac OS X. On request we can supply the installation files for these environments. We are also able to provided limited support for customers wanting to use MySQL rather than Apache Derby as the repository database.

We are using standard business application development techniques to develop the product. Much of the code has been developed by Ashtree Marine (or previously the Ashtree Partnership) who are committed to following Agile software development methodologies.

Much of the code within the application has been used extensively in business applications by other companies over the last 10 to 15 years. So it is tried and tested platform.

We aim to release updates to the application on a regular basis. Major updates will be every year at the beginning of the European sailing season.