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Francois Orsini

Francois Orsini is a senior staff engineer working in the Database Technology group at Sun Microsystems with 18 years' experience in databases and infrastructure development. His expertise is in distributed data management systems, security, resource management, HA cluster solutions, and connectivity services. Francois spent 8 years at Sybase as a senior engineer working on the SQL Server core engine. He then worked at Cloudscape, Inc. as a technical lead, where he designed and implemented connectivity, security and middleware services for the Cloudscape Java database. Francois holds a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and Computer Science from the Paris Institute of Technology.


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Java Remains No. 1 Programming Language

Posted by forsini on November 30, 2006 at 2:08 PM PST

Interesting article from JDJ Java News Desk.

Java now holds the market penetration lead at 45%.

Note that Ajax grew (by 10%) to reach a total penetration level of 28%.

Java DB is now part of Sun's JDK

Posted by forsini on June 15, 2006 at 10:59 PM PDT

Pure fiction or reality? well, this is one of the two and yes it has become a reality!

Embedding Apache Derby in Mozilla Firefox demo posted

Posted by forsini on April 29, 2006 at 11:34 PM PDT

This demo showcases Java DB (based on Apache Derby) running embedded within a web browser.

At the present time, this demo runs on Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Navigator web browsers - The HTML and javascript would have to be modified in order to run on other web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer.


Compressing Apache Derby w/ Pack200

Posted by forsini on April 29, 2006 at 11:26 PM PDT

PACK200 (JSR-200) is a very interesting feature that is available as part of Java 5.

In order to increase network server, availability and bandwidth , two new compression formats have been made available to Java deployment of applications and applets: gzip and Pack200.

HTTP compression is implemented in Java Web Start and Java Plug-in in compliance with HTTP 1.1 RFC 2616.