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Lance Andersen

Lance is a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Oracle Corporation. He is also the JDBC specification lead as well as the Java EE technical lead for Java Partner Engineering . Prior to joining Sun in September 2000, Lance worked at Sybase as a senior manager and staff engineer within Product Support Engineering. When he is not burning the midnight oil for Sun, Lance teaches tennis. You can check out his tennis website for more info.


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Derby Graduates!!!!

Posted by lancea on July 28, 2005 at 6:48 AM PDT

Apache Derby, has successfully received approval to graduate from incubation. Derby will move from the incubator to be a sub project of
the Apache DB project.

Apache Derby is based on the Cloudscape codebase which IBM donated to

Congrats to the efforts of all involved with the Apache Derby project
for making this happen.

JDBC 4.0 Early Draft Review is available

Posted by lancea on June 10, 2005 at 7:44 AM PDT

Features included in the JDBC 4.0 EDR are:

  • Ease of Development features intended to assist in reducing the coding burden and maintenance responsibilities of the developer
  • Automatic loading of java.sql.Driver implementations
  • SQL2003 XML data type Support
  • ROWID data type Support
  • National Character Set Conversion Support

The genericjmsra project launches today!

Posted by lancea on April 29, 2005 at 8:02 AM PDT

J2EE 1.4 specifies the use of the Connector 1.5 Architecture as the basic mechanism to integrate JMS providers with J2EE 1.4 compliant application servers. However some JMS vendors do not provide a compliant J2EE Connector 1.5 resource adapter to enable such an integration.

Become a contributor to the J2EE-SDK Project

Posted by lancea on December 6, 2004 at 6:27 AM PST

We have just launched the J2EE SDK project with the goal of building a rich developer's community for the J2EE SDK.

This project will provide tips, whitepapers on how to take full advantage of the J2EE SDK. We also plan to start a variety of sub-projects to enhance the toolset and components that work with the J2EE SDK.

Using Apache Derby with the J2EE SDK

Posted by lancea on November 9, 2004 at 9:40 AM PST

Derby is an Open Source project based on the IBM contribution of the Cloudscape RDBMS to Apache.

Java AVK Feature Feedback needed.

Posted by lancea on November 9, 2004 at 7:58 AM PST

Please take a moment and complete the Java AVK Survey as we are interested in your input as we plan for the next release of the Java AVK for the Enterprise.

For additional information on the benefits of the Java AVK, please visit the Java Application Verification Ki

Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 8 2004Q4 Beta is now available

Posted by lancea on September 21, 2004 at 9:04 AM PDT

A Beta release of Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 8 2004Q4 has been made available. You can download the software from the J2EE 1.4 download page .

EJB 3.0 Spec is available for Early Draft Review

Posted by lancea on July 27, 2004 at 12:37 AM PDT

The plans for the next release of J2EE 5.0 (formally 1.5) are in full swing. One of the key initiatives is to reduce the complexity for the developers and focus on Ease of Development (EoD).

If you are writing J2EE applications then you should be using Java Application Verification Kit for the Enterprise

Posted by lancea on June 22, 2004 at 8:37 AM PDT

The Java Application Verification Kit for the Enterprise (J2EE AVK) is a valuable tool for any J2EE developer. The toolkit allows you to validate that your J2EE applications are correctly utilizing the APIs provided by J2EE and helps you to understand whether your application is using vendor specific features.

Are You Ready for JavaOne?

Posted by lancea on June 4, 2004 at 2:11 PM PDT

It is hard to believe that JavaOne is fast approaching. It seems that I just got back from last year's.