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.
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
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.
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.
Derby is an Open Source project based on the IBM contribution of the Cloudscape RDBMS to Apache.
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
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 .
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
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.
It is hard to believe that JavaOne is fast approaching. It seems that I just got back from last year's.