Java DB (or Derby, or Cloudscape if you prefer) 10.2 beta is available for download at http://people.apache.org/~rhillegas/10.2.1.0-beta/.
There has not been a feature release since august 2005, so this should be what Java DB/Derby users are waiting for.
Statement: A lot of programmers do not know how to use transactions.
You may now think that I miss the target completely, but think for a while.
Very often they (and myself, I admit) think of transactions as atomic
changes to the database and write code like
Today at ApacheCon in San
Diego, Sun's Tim Bray said that href="http://db.apache.org/derby">Apache Derby will be distributed
by Sun as the open Java DB.
Java DB (or Derby) will appear in several Sun products and
NetBeans IDE 5.0 will have a Derby (or Java DB) plugin.
So, now we're goi
Apache Derby, the pure Java
SQL database, has released version href="http://db.apache.org/derby/releases/release-10.1.2.1.cgi">10.1.2.1.
The changes since official release 10.1.1.0 include:
- Globalization of the 10.1 error messages.
- Eclipse 3.1 support
- Ability to run on Mac OS X with no special configuration
- Support for direc
In response to my A Read-only database in a jar? one of the commenters remarked that "Derby is alright but is much slower than HSQL" and referred to a benchmark at http://jamie.ideasasylum.com/notebook/index.php?id=4.
And guess what?
In Norway, all wines and liquors and beers stronger than 4.75 volume percent are sold at Vinmonopolet a state monopoly (Literally "The Wine Monopoly").
What has this to do with a read only database? Well, I once had an application on my Palm which contained Vinmonopolet's complete catalogue.
I received some interesting comments on Easy String Concatenation Considered Harmful? and want to comment some of them.
I too love the easy string concatenation of Java.
This is not about the amount of String objects generated when you do
string concatenation in Java.
Since this is my first blog on weblogs.java.net from a small country, Norway, I'll start with a short comment on Norway & Java.
Norway has a population of around 5 million people, no large cities, lots of beautiful nature, has become rich from vast oil resources and fisheries, and does not bother to be a part of the EU.