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.

  • JLINQ renamed to PureQuery.....looks like it!

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    So several people in the blogosphere were not completely satisfied with IBM's new tool that was called JLINQ especially because it wasn't really LINQ at all. I was planning on going back and taking another...
    October 08, 2007
  • Upcoming Design Previews...aka Shameless Self Promotion

    Ok, we have some upcoming Design Previews and Architect Tutorials where we sit down with our customers and talk about the latest and greatest technologies in the data access arena. Think ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, SOA, Oracle, SQLServer, DB2, the entire gambit of data access (it's really fun). If you're...
    September 28, 2007
  • New MySQL JDBC Driver

    Ok, due to popular demand we have a new MySQL JDBC driver offering in our new service pack for 3.7 we released yesterday. I'm not in marketing (and I don't want to sound like I am), but from a technical perspective it is really cool. Go download it and play with...
    September 14, 2007
  • Data Access in Eclipse: QuantumDB

    I've been playing around with JLINQ some more (post on that next week I hope) and in the midst I was referred to a really nice open source Eclipse plugin, QuantumDB.

    I installed it and have to say that those guys really know what they're doing. I plugged in our JDBC drivers and was off and...
    September 14, 2007
  • Just Say No to Proprietary APIs!!

    If you're thinking of implementing a proprietary API to expose the data in your application, think twice before you start! It can be a costly and cumbersome, and an API SDK can help save time and leave you with standards based connectivity to boot. It just so happens that our senior director of...
    September 14, 2007