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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 much that cost? Anyway, I'm really glad it was rebranded, but the tool itself is slated to become much more that we had at the initial posting. The automatic generation of the entire persistence structure for strongly typed O/R is really nice, but pales in comparison to the way that SQL strings are now treated in the Eclipse IDE: First Class Citizens!
SQL is checked for completeness, and you get the nifty pop-ups to help auto-complete your query. We were given the roadmap and although pureQuery only supports DB2 (z/OS, iSeries, and LUW) and Informix at the moment, it is supposed to be expanded to other databases in the future much like Rational Data Architect. At the moment, no SQLServer though for those of you who've asked. Bummer, I know.
I got a CD with this and IBM's new Data Studio (blog to come later) and pureQuery will likely be wrapped up in the Data Studio in the future for a complete tooling offering from IBM. Oh, pureQuery is currently part of DB2 v9.5 (Express version too) and you can download that from IBM's website.
More from IOD 2007 later!
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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