My friend has a story of how he was sitting on his deck with a
beer, and he noticed a little bit of wood flaking off of a post. He
got up and picked at it, and it was clear it was dry-rot. He took a
screwdriver and started working it, and it went deeper and deeper.
So, being a handyman, he decided to replace the post.
One of the key aspects of database design is coming up with a
unique identity for each
record in the database. This may seem like a simple database design problem, but it actually has significant impacts on life in our society.
thread on Server Side talks about the relative performance of
Derby compared to other databases, based on a series of tests runs at
polepos. One person evaluating these results uncovered two very
common mistakes that we have encountered when people are running
performance comparisons with Derby.
After Derby graduated last week, those of us working on Derby
thought it would be a great time to get the word out about Derby and
Sun's support of Derby.
It only seems appropriate that my first blog entry is at the
O'Reilly Open Source Conference, a place where it seems everyone
I came here because I've just recently gotten involved in the
Apache Derby open source
project, and want to learn as much as I can about the open source
culture, community and tools.