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Blog Archive for davidvc during November 2006

It was my first day at the Web 2.0 Conference here in San Francisco, and things didn't work out as planned. The person who had my badge had to make an emergency trip down to Mountain View, and here I am in a Starbucks across the street from the Palace Hotel like some kind of outsider who wanted to get into the "in" club but got bounced. The Palace Hotel is literally four steps from the exit I...
I just got the news that the JSR 221 (JDBC 4 API) specification has been approved This is great news, and is the end result of a lot of effort. Congratulations to the expert group and to Lance Anderson, the spec lead for JSR 221.
I pinged an alias here at Sun asking who was going to the Web 2.0 Conference here in San Francisco, and started discussing with Sharat Chander about getting my sample app onto the Sun booth, and was surprised to be offered a pass to go. Whoa! A nice surprise, thanks, Sharat! I'm not sure what to expect, but I suspect a lot of marketing and hype, the money's getting behind this game big...
On the hackers-db mail alias today (an alias for folks working in open source databases), Lukas Smith posted a little nugget saying his research paper studying the database market and the impact of open source was done. He talks about it more in this blog. From his introduction: A bold statement on market evolution states: "Commoditization is something that happens to every successful...
I decided there are other things I'd like to talk about that have nothing to do with java.net, so you'll find them at my new personal blog. I actually really like the new Blogger Beta interface, especially how easy they make it to customize for folks like me who are not major HTML/Javascript hackers. I was able to put up my delicious links and my Flickr photostream with pretty minimal effort...