Database replication engine for developers
Copycat Developer is a set of developer tools encapsulating a fully-fledged multi-database
replication engine that you can seamlessly embed into your own applications. Click here
to view the list of databases that are currently supported.
The core of CopyCat is written as a set of non-visual Embarcadero Delphi
components. This provides great flexibility in terms of integration (logging, error handling, user feedback during replication, etc), and customization (conflict management, selective data replication, etc).
CopyCat Developer supports both C++Builder and Delphi from versions 5 to XE6. Starting with Delphi XE5, we also support Firemonkey and the mobile platforms, which means that you can use CopyCat to create replication-powered apps for Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android. In the future, Copycat Developer will also be available on other platforms, such as FreePascal / Lazarus and possibly Microsoft Visual Studio.
Database access is either direct, using one of the supported third-party connectivity libraries
, or indirect, communicating with a middleware that provides access to the database using one of the supported network transports
. Middleware connectors are available for Delphi, Java, PHP (for MySQL only), and objective-C (for SQLite / iOS).
The full documentation for CopyCat Developer Tools is available online, here
. You can also download it as a CHM
or an HLP
After downloading and installing the components, you will find several example projects. The simplest place to start is to use open the new demo project provided, and follow the instructions.
For further documentation, we will be publishing articles every now and then in the blog section of this site, in the samples category. You will eventually find video demonstrations, tutorials and tips on specific subjects, though for now the resources are somewhat limited.
Need help ?
If you need some help getting started or if you have questions to ask or suggestions to make about CopyCat, the place to start is to post in our forum
. You need to register first, but it’s totally free.
Failing that, you can simply contact us through our contact form
and we’ll answer your questions by email. Feel free to make suggestions if you find anything that could be improved either in the documentation or the product itself, we’re always open to constructive criticism!
If you would like professional support getting CopyCat installed and working and perhaps adapted to your needs, please check out our services section
above. We also offer training, which is highly recommended for new customers of CopyCat Developer.
CopyCat is licensed per developer, and costs 649 EUR per licence, with a 349 EUR yearly subscription giving full access to upgrades and product support. There are no deployment royaltees.
Click here to order CopyCat Developer!