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David Van Couvering

David Van Couvering has spent his engineering career crossing the bridge between databases and the middle tier world of application servers, Java and distributed systems. He was the original architect for the Sybase J2EE application server and for the first release of the clustered Sun Java Application Server Enterprise Edition. Currently he is involved in database technology at Sun, working with the Clustra team in Norway, and is a committer to the Apache Derby open source database. He lives in Berkeley and his favorite pasttimes are coding, meditation and spending time with his daughter.

 

Articles

You have a web application, but in some cases your users want to be able to work locally, off-network, and synch up later. In this article, David Van Couvering shows how Java DB can be used to achieve this.

Weblogs

Walking into the
Web 2.0 Forum I saw some
gorgeous ornate brasswork on the door.

...

It was my first day at the Web 2.0 Conference here in San Francisco, and things didn't work out as planned.

I just got the news that the JSR 221 (JDBC 4 API) specification has been approved

This is great news, and is the end result of a lot of...

I pinged an alias here at Sun asking who was going to the Web 2.0 Conference here in San Francisco, and started discussing with Sharat Chander about getting...

On the hackers-db mail alias today (an alias for folks working in open source databases), Lukas Smith posted a little nugget saying...

I decided there are other things I'd like to talk about that have nothing to do with java.net, so you'll find them at my new personal blog....

Given this is "java.net", I thought I could share this all with you.

Every now and then I come across something that just is so cool. Our big Krups espresso machine broke down and my...

A few years ago I tried to put Sun's distribution of Linux (Java Desktop System) onto my laptop. It was a painful experience. I found myself having to do things I never wanted to do, including...

Simon Phipps, Dave Johnson and I were at ApacheCon a few weeks ago, and were interviewed by Scott Mace of Opening Move.

The first two days of ApacheCon are over, and it's been a lot of fun so far. On Monday I gave a tutorial on embedding a database in a browser. Man, what I lot of work I put into that tutorial,...

Well, after a lot of work by a lot of people, Apache Derby has just made available a new release, version 10.2. For full information and download links for the release, see...

Well, now that it's working, I think it's pretty cool. I have this great little example app showing how you can use Apache Derby embedded in a browser to store Google Calendar...

In the first week of October, I'll be talking at AJAX World Conference in Santa Clara, and then the following week I'll be in Austin at...

I don't know where this came from. I don't know if it's even officially a Sun commercial. It's definitely not in line with our latest efforts to make friends with Microsoft. But...

Just a quick note to let you know that Derby 10.2 is now in beta,
available for download at
http://people.apache.org/~...

Back from OSCON, it was a very good, enlightening trip. I have a stack of things I want to learn and experiment with now.
I went to
...

None of the tutorials at OSCON interested me this afternoon, so
after a brief look at OSCAMP (interesting, but no topics that pulled
me into a circle), I took a walk across Steel...

I work from home most of the time. No sitting in a car in hours of
traffic. Fresh organic food from my own refrigerator. A nice office
with natural light, colorful walls, lots of...

When I wrote my blog about Google
Spreadsheets
, one of the comments referred me to...

One problem with the name Derby for the Apache database project is that it has at least two common pronunciations. Working with folks from the UK...

Well, finally. I've been chomping at the bit on this one for quite
a while. I can now officially announce that Java developers will have
the convenience of a fully functional, 100%...

As I suspect many of you have noticed, Google has announced an...

Some great news coming out of Glassfish: their Java Persistence
implementation is now separately
...

I was listening to a RedMonk
podcast
with James Governor
and...

A very nice article by Josh
Marinacci
about how to get some simple...

The Google Summer of Code
is officially on, and the Apache Derby project got three great
students to work with us. This was my first time...

Well, my efforts to do the demo continued to run into obstacles,
and was finally killed by the fact that at the last minute the USB
reader on the demo machine set up for us in the...

Well, it was a long night for me last night. I couldn't believe
what I did. I thought I was removing the database directory on my
machine but instead I blew away my entire home...

JavaOne is in full swing, and it’s getting mighty busy.