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Jonathan Bruce

Jonathan Bruce is Program Manager at DataDirect Technologies, an operating company of Progress Software. He has led and participated in four JSRs (114, 169, 54 and 220), including JDBC RowSet Implementations, JDBC CDC/FP, JDBC 3.0 and JDBC 4.0. A frequent speaker at a variety of industry events, Jonathan helps Java and .NET developers alike to take advantage of the benefits XQuery offers when working with XML and a variety of databases.. Recently re-located from San Fransisco to North Carolina, Jonathan spends his weekends running, sailing and travelling.


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A Brief History of Java and JDBC

Posted by jonbruce on July 24, 2009 at 8:39 PM PDT

It's been quite some time since I've posted here, but this deserves a mention.

More importantly, this...

Seeking your feedback on XQJ

Posted by jonbruce on June 12, 2007 at 11:12 AM PDT

It's been a long haul, but XQuery API for Java (XQJ) has finally pushed a Public Draft review on the JCP. This is your opportunity to give your feedback on what will ultimately become the primary API exposing your applications to the power and expressiveness of XQuery. Hungry for more ?

XQuery 1.0 achieves Final Recommendation

Posted by jonbruce on January 23, 2007 at 12:40 PM PST

XQuery 1.0 goes W3C's equivalent of GA today - Final Recommendation. This has triggered significant buzz around the web today.

Ridiculousness of JavaOne reviews ratings...

Posted by jonbruce on July 6, 2006 at 3:21 PM PDT

So although this year was the first year that I missed in string of successive JavaOne's, I thought I would share a recent email exchange from one my compatriots in the Java community who was a registered speaker. I've generalized this story for obvious reasons...

I was laughing because I got reviewed as a speaker for the BOF even though I wasn't there ....

A Java Perspective on LINQ

Posted by jonbruce on May 30, 2006 at 2:02 PM PDT


Roger Voss, posting on JavaLobby gives what I believe a very pragmatic view of what means to not only Java, but to the broader developer community.

XQJ Reaches EDR II

Posted by jonbruce on May 15, 2006 at 2:54 PM PDT

JSR-225 pushed out their EDR II late last week. Coincidentally we ran our face-to-face meeting last week in San Francisco where we discussed and resolved many issues, all of which we you'll see in the next draft. For now, send your feedback to the EG...

No JavaOne this year...

Posted by jonbruce on May 1, 2006 at 9:38 AM PDT

No JavaOne for me this year, and this will be first time in my professional career where I won't be wandering the caverns of Moscone and once again furitlessly searching for the Esplanade, Room 301 and the speaker ready room.

XQuery meets REST

Posted by jonbruce on January 12, 2006 at 2:43 PM PST

Marc Hadley recently announced newly added support for REST in JAX-WS - a significant measure of RESTs increasing popularily.

Why sign a jar?

Posted by jonbruce on November 8, 2005 at 11:57 AM PST

I was recently asked, why would you ever need to sign a jar? What advantage does it give me?

Persistence Stew II: JDJ Article (JDBC - The Indipensible Component of Persistence Mechanisms)

Posted by jonbruce on October 17, 2005 at 3:03 PM PDT

A few weeks back, I worked feverishly to get an article ready for this months' (November 2005) edition of the Sys-con's Java Developer Journal, or as many people refer to it, the JDJ.