Tag: Java

  • Simple SQL Access to Salesforce.com

    I wonder how many people remember one of Apple's very first iMac ads, about how easy it was to get online? Jeff Goldblum steps the user through the three steps needed to get online with the new iMac. First, you plug in the machine. Next, you get...
    April 18, 2011
  • Oracle / IBM Pact: Does it really matter?

    In a post on this blog earlier this week, my esteemed colleague Jesse Davis weighed in with his thoughts on the Java Pact singed by Oracle and IBM. Jesse talked about how his concerns about the fragmentation of the Java language were put to rest with what he described as a pact that had some meat...
    October 14, 2010
  • Oracle / IBM Java Pact a Good Thing

    In a blog post yesterday, Steve Lohr of The New York Times said, “software developers uneasily held their collective breath when Oracle bought Sun Microsystems earlier this year.” That’s a good way to frame...
    October 12, 2010
  • Java: A Questionable Future

    On my flight back from Oracle OpenWorld, I’m left with several conflicting impressions of what I heard during Thomas Kurian’s keynote and throughout JavaOne. What’s unsettling about it is that I’m both excited and worried about the future of Java. Let’s start with the positive. The investment in...
    September 27, 2010
  • Meet Our Experts at Oracle OpenWorld / JavaOne

    Like a lot of companies, Progress DataDirect will have a booth (we're in booth #3519 at Moscone West) at the upcoming Oracle OpenWorld / JavaOne trade show. Unlike other companies, however, we're the only ones making a trio of data access experts -...
    September 16, 2010