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Blog Archive for davidvc during May 2007

You may have read my blog about my concerns around technology. At the same time, I also believe that if you are conscious and committed and vigilant about how you use it, technology can be a huge enabler for helping make a difference in people's lives. That was actually one of the key reasons I chose computers as a career path when I first started in the mid-eighties. I think I'm not alone...
The first year we had a booth for Apache Derby/Java DB at JavaOne, it was kind of sad. Nobody had heard of us, or even understood what we were about. We spent most of our time chatting amongst ourselves and with other Sun employees. The second year was a little busier, but mostly it was "so, what is Java DB anyway?" This year couldn't be more different. I thought I'd drop by today just to...
I went to the Linda Lemichiel's session on what they're planning JPA 2.0. I thought I'd summarize what I heard. Note - at the end of the blog I provide an email address you can use to provide feedback for what you want to see in JPA. This is really important. JPA is a crucial technology for Java, and we are all responsible for making sure it is delivering what we need to build successful...
I took my bike to JavaOne yesterday. I didn't really need to, it's a short walk from BART, but I was late, and I wanted to get the free water bottle offered for anyone who brought their bike to the valet service being offered by the San Francisco Bike Coalition. That all went well, and I got my bottle. But I may have gotten it at a very great price. I had to sign a little agreement on...
Well, I did go to the Derby UnBOF last night, good to see some of you there. It was quite hopping, and I got to see a lot of old friends and meet some new folks. I met some folks from an insurance company who told me that what they want out of a database tool and framework is the ability to map directly from XML into a database and then pull elements out of the XML tree directly from the...
David Berlind writes a very interesting blog with his take on convergence onto a rich Internet experience on mobile devices. Check out his video interviews of Jonathan and Rich. One comment that David made in his blog was very interesting to me: Of the three companies all vying for a converged market, Schwartz believes that the current global footprint of Java across devices and operating...
Well, there was a lot of interesting stuff at this session. One thing great to see was the ability to run Rails apps on Glassfish, and being able to build and deploy this straight from NetBeans. Great demo from Tor Norbye and Charlie Nutter showing how to take advantage of Java in a Ruby app, code completion, instant rename of variables, and so on. I do have to learn this Ruby stuff soon. So...
Rich Green had a number of very interesting announcements today. You'll hear about them from others, but I wanted to share the ones that interested me most and give you my take if I feel like spouting my own opinions First of all, Rich announced that Sun has completed the process of open sourcing Java, a promise they made a year ago and which has now been finalized. Also of interest was a...
The NetBeans 6.0 Preview Release is available and you can download it here. I have been playing with NB 6 for a while, and there are tons of new features I have never touched. One of them is support for Beans Binding, which I am very interested in but haven't had time to look at. Josh Marinacci talks about it here, and the comments on his blog are impressively positive and excited about this...
Just a few quick notes about some fun events going on next week at JavaOne. On Tuesday night from 7pm - 11pm at Jillian's in the Sony Metreon there will be an Apache Derby UnBOF, and you're all welcome! Last year we did this and it was a rousing success, with as many database geeks as you could shove into the restaurant. Some analysts snuck in too, including James Governor from RedMonk and...