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Jonathan Bruce

Jonathan Bruce is Program Manager at DataDirect Technologies, an operating company of Progress Software. He has led and participated in four JSRs (114, 169, 54 and 220), including JDBC RowSet Implementations, JDBC CDC/FP, JDBC 3.0 and JDBC 4.0. A frequent speaker at a variety of industry events, Jonathan helps Java and .NET developers alike to take advantage of the benefits XQuery offers when working with XML and a variety of databases.. Recently re-located from San Fransisco to North Carolina, Jonathan spends his weekends running, sailing and travelling.


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Persistence Stew: Hibernate, JDO, EJB 3.0 and Oracle Toplink

Posted by jonbruce on September 28, 2005 at 7:52 AM PDT

Our friends at JavaLobby were very gracious in working with me to produce an excellent online presentation on how the best-of-class JDBC drivers is the only choice for anyone considering Java Object/Relational persistence mechanisms.

XQuery launches for the Java Platform

Posted by jonbruce on September 20, 2005 at 6:54 AM PDT

Jonathan Robie, the XQuery Language Program Manager at DataDirect, Jonathan Robie has some important news over on his blog.

We're coming to see you...

Posted by jonbruce on August 6, 2005 at 6:58 AM PDT

Wondering where ODBC, ADO.NET Futures, XQuery and XQJ Futures and of course JDBC Futures are headed?

XQuery meets Tivo - (Part I)

Posted by jonbruce on July 6, 2005 at 8:29 AM PDT

JavaOne 2005 saw much chatter around XML bindings slated for Dolphin, alignment around JBI but it also saw important presentations given on XQuery and what it means for today's Java developer.

Despite competing with the sometimes booming Moscone PA system, I enjoyed giving my view of XQuery and it's impact on J2EE, XML and SOA; I got some

Recovery from JavaOne: Live 8

Posted by jonbruce on July 1, 2005 at 1:01 PM PDT

After a hectic week running around at JavaOne (hence my complete lack of blogging during the week), I think a change of focus in order. At for least for tomorrow I am going to enjoy the world spectacle that is Live 8. Yes, I'm old enough to remember Live Aid

More thoughts, and musing on JavaOne after a restful weekend...

Blogging Java code - standard mark-up tools?

Posted by jonbruce on May 20, 2005 at 10:29 AM PDT

I find myself more and more frequently writing blogs that include extensive code blocks -- I'm looking for away to automatically mark-up the code that I can publish to a blog that will similar to what any credible IDE will do automatically.

Consider this block of code that I blogged at my corporate blog site recently...

Recent finding: XQuery Adoption Rate Soaring?

Posted by jonbruce on March 29, 2005 at 11:44 AM PST

In a recent developer survery conducted amoungst XML developers, some interesting findings jump out immediately:

'52% of XML developers have already started working with XQuery in the last 12 months and another 33% have plans to start using XQuery in 2005'

This is a significant figure, given the 550 respondants we had to the survey, I think it is clear we are seeing a leading edge curve o

XQuery Blog

Posted by jonbruce on March 12, 2005 at 3:53 PM PST

Most of my technology musing are now available here:

I'll still post ocassionally here; more soon!

A new face in XQuery

Posted by jonbruce on January 25, 2005 at 1:57 PM PST

I'll likely be migrating my BLOG to a DataDirect Technologies domain very soon, but in the interests of keeping my Java.Net blog fresh and up to date, I thought I'd include the following as an example of what the next year holds for me:

From JDBC to XQuery

Posted by jonbruce on December 17, 2004 at 11:30 AM PST

This will be my last JDBC blog on