Author: 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.

  • New NASA Website - nasascience.nasa.gov/ !

    Ok, I know this is a data access blog, but I'm a geek. A real big uber geek and I love outer space. Therefore I was really excited to come across NASA's new website today! Here's the link:


    April 11, 2008
  • JDBC 4.1 BoF at JavaOne 2008!

    Just a quick note to say that the JDBC Expert Group (of which I'm unashamedly a part) will be having a Birds of a Feather session on Tuesday night at this year's JavaOne conference! Please drop by and let us know if you have any input on what we're considering and working on for the upcoming JDBC 4.1...

    April 09, 2008
  • Secure Mashups with SMash

    I was doing some investigation into web service security, and ran across another nifty IBM tool: SMash. Smash (meaning secure mashups) is basically a technology designed to solve security problems when writing a mashup (a.k.a. situational application). These applications generally consume...

    April 07, 2008
  • 2008 Data Access Predictions

    Bloggers are seemingly required to make a list of predictions for 2008. My colleague, Jonathan Bruce has opted out of this and instead highlighted some of his favorites. Since I'm not as "distinguished" as JB in the blogosphere, I'm going to take a stab at my data access predictions (plus a couple of...
    January 30, 2008
  • PureQuery at IBM IOD 2007!

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    Straight from IBM IOD 2007, we get the official word that JLINQ is rebranded as pureQuery, complete with lots of printed material that say both and many speakers mentioning the rebranding. I wonder how...
    October 16, 2007