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A Brief History of Java and JDBC

A Brief History of Java and JDBC

July 24, 2009 Comments

While working on some JDBC training materials I decided to stress the importance of Java and JDBC on the computing industry. Having just come from this year’s JavaOne, I decided to do a short history of Java presentation to get everyone on the same page and level set the room.

I started with my good friend Google - as any modern day gentleman would - to write down the history of my favorite language. This led me to a really nice timeline of Java History, put together by Sun Microsystems. I tried putting that into a Keynote presentation (PowerPoint for you non-Mac types) but it just didn’t fit; something was missing – I needed some oomph! So, I cracked open iMovie and went to it with a passion only a true Java Geek could muster. Putting together the movie, soundtrack, writing a script and narrating myself, and finally exporting to HD (my Mac makes this part simple).

I wanted to show my appreciation for a language that has allowed me to earn my living and support my family doing something I truly enjoy. Thank you James and Sun Microsystems for developing a language that is really fun, I hope you and the community enjoy the movie as much as I enjoyed making it. There’s a small youtube movie embedded below, but you can make it full screen to see the HD version. Go ahead and drop by the YouTube page and leave a note saying how much you like Java, JDBC, or the movie. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAy9mgEYb6o

-Jesse

Jesse Davis

Jesse Davis

As Senior Director of Research & Development, Jesse is responsible for the daily operations, product development initiatives and forward looking research for Progress DataDirect. Jesse has spent nearly 20 years creating enterprise data products and has served as an expert on several industry standards including JDBC, J2EE, DRDA and OData. Jesse holds a bachelor of science degree in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State university.

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