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ApacheCon US: November 12-16, 2007

ApacheCon US 2007 was held in Atlanta, Georgia on November 12-16.

Sessions that focused on Apache Derby included:

  • Saucer Separation [HTML]
  • Real-Time RIA's with Apache Derby and Grizzly Comet [PDF]

ApacheCon EU: May 1-4, 2007

ApacheCon EU 2007 was held in Amsterdam on May 1-4, 2007.

Sessions that focused on Apache Derby included:

  • Configuring Apache Derby for Performance and Durability [PDF]

ApacheCon US: October 9-13, 2006

ApacheCon US 2006 was held in Austin, Texas, on October 9-13, 2006.

Sessions that focused on Apache Derby included:

  • Java in the Database [PDF]
  • Apache Derby 10.2 -- New feature overview [PPT]
  • Open Source: The End of Ossification (or, Why I Love My Job) [PDF]
  • Configuring Apache Derby for Performance and Durability [PDF]

ApacheCon US: December 10-14, 2005

ApacheCon US 2005 was held in San Diego, California, on December 10-14, 2005.

Sessions that focused on Apache Derby included:

  • Building Highly Available Applications with Geronimo and Derby [Download]
  • Performance Analysis of Apache Derby [PDF]
  • Apache Derby Security [PDF]

ApacheCon US: November 13-17, 2004

ApacheCon US 2004 was held in Las Vegas on November 13-17 2004.

Sessions that focused on Apache Derby included:

  • Apache Derby: Embed This! used the Apache Derby Fortune Server Tutorial to show how to embed Derby in other Apache technologies -- and other Apache technologies into Derby.

  • Introducing Apache Derby introduces Derby capabilities and architecture [PDF].

  • Perform with Apache Derby highlights performance tuning issues and provides tips and tricks that avoid common pitfalls [PDF].

  • Securing Data with Apache Derby focuses on Derby security features [PDF].

Derby Code Contest

An on-site Derby code contest tooks place at ApacheCon with the following rules:

  • Must use Derby's functionality and capability
  • Must integrate Derby with one or more other Apache projects
  • Innovative solution
  • Result can be a tool, mini-application, or any other demonstration of Derby integration

First Place

The first place winner was Emmanuel Cecchet.

Emmanuel's entry integrates Derby, Jakarta Tomcat, and Jakarta Velocity.

He ported the servlet version of xPetstore ( http://xpetstore.sourceforge.net/) to Tomcat 5 and Derby. It uses a generic Hibernate mapper and the DB2 Universal JDBC Driver to remotely access Derby. For reliability, it starts up and accesses a cluster of Derby databases (fully mirrored) using the C-JDBC clustering software (http://c-jdbc.objectweb.org).

Incidentally, after demoing his application to the judges, Emmanuel hooked C-JDBC up to Derby using the Derby embedded driver -- and it does look like C-JDBC provides an open source alternative to the DB2 Universal JDBC Driver. Please try it out and post your experience to the Derby mail lists.

Second Place

The second place winner was Henning P. Schmiedehausen.

Henning's entry integrates Derby with Jakarta Turbine, Jakarta Tomcat, and DB Torque.

His application matches names with faces ("Apache Faces"), which allows users to upload a small image, name, and email address. So, the next time you attend ApacheCon, you won't walk right by people you may have been interacting with in email during the last year(s).

Third Place

The third place winner was Torsten Curdt.

Torsten's entry integrates Derby with Cocoon.

His wiki page at http://wiki.apache.org/cocoon/Derby describes how to get Derby running from within Cocoon. Here's a verbatim note from Torsten's abstract: "A (very) small patch makes the ESQL component use the right "driver" automagically. A XSP example page shows that even scrollable resultsets are working with Derby. ...which is important in the web area."

Last updated: November 22, 2007