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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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Sun Java System AppServer and Apache Derby

Posted by jonbruce on November 9, 2004 at 9:44 AM PST

Take a look at Lance Andersen's BLOG for details on how to get the Sun Java System Application Server 8.0 (2004Q4 Beta) working with the newly open sourced Java database, Apache Derby.

Apache Derby is a nifty Java database that has it's roots with Cloudscape Inc., which was bought by Informix an

JDBC 4.0 Expert Meeting

Posted by jonbruce on October 24, 2004 at 2:54 PM PDT

As my time allows, I will be blogging on some of the proposals that we are particularily interested to get feedback to give those watching this JSR a snap-shot of our progress.

So watch out for future blogs on JDBC Ease-of-Development, XML and SQL:2003 alignment, Connection management and other topics over the next few weeks.

Until next time...

JSR-114 & J2SE 5.0 (Tiger) Released!

Posted by jonbruce on October 1, 2004 at 3:28 PM PDT

Today the culmination of nearly 3 years of work bore fruit with the release of J2SE 5.0 GA, our production ready release of the next generation Java platform.
Graham Hamilton
announced the GA release in his blog early this morning.

Sun Java System Application Server 8.0 and MySQL

Posted by jonbruce on August 6, 2004 at 12:14 AM PDT

The following walks you through how to get the Blue Prints application, Adventure Builder to
work with the MySQL database.

JDBC RowSet Implementations 1.0.1 - Maintenance Release

Posted by jonbruce on July 16, 2004 at 8:13 AM PDT

Just quick BLOG today, as I am about to head to Ventura, CA for a weekend of sailing around the Channel Islands. We have just released our first Maintenance Release of JDBC RowSet Implementations.

JDBC RowSet Co-Bundle for JWSDP 1.4

Posted by jonbruce on June 28, 2004 at 11:04 PM PDT

In this instance, we have put together a set of tutorials and samples, and also have structured this co-bundles so you can immediately over-lay use RowSet in any of the three target containers Sun's App Server 8.0 PE (this the same as the free J2EE 1.4 SDK), Sun's Web Server 6.1, and Tomcat 5.0.

To use the co-bundle,

JavaOne 2004 -- Day one

Posted by jonbruce on June 28, 2004 at 1:46 PM PDT

My immediate impression of JavaOne 2004 is certainly positive and I have already met some very interesting folks who are using Java innotive ways. Jonathan Schwartz gave an excellent key note this
morning and emphasized that the majority of innovation happens elsewhere.

Exception chaining in JDBC

Posted by jonbruce on June 15, 2004 at 9:55 AM PDT

Our thoughts on introducing exception chaining are centered on much of the feedback we received from the JDBC RowSet Implementations 1.0 release, both from public forums such as ServerSide and on feedback email aliases.

By defining a group of methods that allow a Throwable instance to b

JDBC 4.0, and JDBC Performance at JavaOne 2004

Posted by jonbruce on June 8, 2004 at 11:43 AM PDT

I look forward to seeing many of you at JavaOne 2004, especially at our two talks that will cover JDBC 4.0 and how to maximize how the best performance with your JDBC enabled applications.