Sun's Java DB team has been working hard contributing to the Apache Derby project, and now, the release candidate for Derby 10.2 is available for early use and testing.
Many of you already know that Derby is a database implemented in Java by the Apache community.
I recommend a reading of Tim Bray's commentary on the recent hiring of the JRuby guys and Sun's approach to helping other languages and projects.
Variable initialization, assignments and use in array construction can be tricky to varying degrees in different programming languages.
When a variable is used during initialization of an array, some may assume that assignment to that variable will be carried to the array, too.
Apache / Derby 10.2 beta is out and it is time to give it a good shake for you're likely to see Derby 10.2 distributed as Java DB 10.2 in the next official release of the JDK.
You can start from this wiki page to learn about the status of this release.
Expect to find yourself in a more open Java community soon.
Sun engineers already participate in various ope
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The first person to find the treasure wins it.
Lance Andersen, JDBC 4 spec lead, has pointed out the JDBC 4
This is the best time to take a close and serious look at a preview of Apache / Derby 10.2.
Use Derby and get involved!