Tuesday Dec 16, 2008

Devoxx 08' - Java DB Quickie Presentations

I was at Devoxx (formely known as JavaPolis) 08' last week and like the previous years, the conference was packed with more than 3,000 attendees.

I had the opportunities to present 2 quickies and you can find the presentations below:

- How to JavaFX with Java DB in less than 10 minutes (pdf)

- Virtualization or How to query any dataset with Java DB (pdf)

Thursday Mar 08, 2007

Sun’s Open Source Contribution: $2 Billion, Dozens of Projects and Yes that includes Apache Derby

A nice spotlight on Open Source and Sun's contribution. Dan Roberts, Director of Marketing at Sun, chats with Simon Phipps, Sun’s chief open source officer.

"Did you know that Sun contributes more than $200 million per year of intellectual property to the open source movement, in dozens of open source projects? The company’s historical contribution tops $2 billion."

You can also find more about Sun's Free and Open Source initiatives at http://www.sun.com/software/opensource/

Java DB (Sun's supported distribution of Apache Derby) is one of the projects I'm proud to work on.

Wednesday Feb 14, 2007

Connecting a GUI to a Java DB Database with NetBeans IDE


This NetBeans tutorial contributed by Talley Mulligan guides you through the process of connecting the GUI of an application to a Java DB database. It shows how to add data-aware JDBC components to the GUI that will enable the program to interact with the database.

If you have not seen it already, there is also a "Working with the Java DB (Derby) Database in Netbeans 5.5" tutorial contributed by Brian Leonard.

Friday Jan 19, 2007

Jonathan Schwartz: "We almost died"

Robert Scoble posted some video interview of Sun Microsystems' CEO, Jonathan Schwartz, and Tim Marsland, Sun's CTO in charge of Solaris. The discussion ranged from Jonathan's pitch to Steve Jobs as to why Apple should include the Java runtime on the new iPhone to Schwartz' surviving a train wreck back in the 1980s and how that had a profound effect on his leadership skills.

Tuesday Jan 16, 2007

Open Source Report on Apache Derby

David Spector has published an interesting article about Apache Derby on the Open Source Report blog.

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