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!

    October 08, 2007
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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...
  • Upcoming Design Previews...aka Shameless Self Promotion

    September 28, 2007
    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...
  • New MySQL JDBC Driver

    September 14, 2007
    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...
  • Data Access in Eclipse: QuantumDB

    September 14, 2007
    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...
  • Just Say No to Proprietary APIs!!

    September 14, 2007
    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...