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February 1998 Newsletter of the

Front Range Unix Users Group

The Cndnsd Vrsn: 4:00pm Tuesday February 10 ACS Rm 123 - The Object-Level Database Standard for Java: ODMG


This Month's Meeting: The Object-Level Database Standard for Java: ODMG

The Object Database Management Group (ODMG) has defined an object-level database interface for Java. All of the object database vendors will support this interface. In addition, JavaSoft is preparing a product called Java Blend that supports the ODMG Java and Object Query Language (OQL) interfaces on top of all relational (JDBC) data sources. Thus this interface will provide a high degree of portability across all object and relational database products. The talk will introduce the ODMG Java and OQL interfaces, discuss the current implementations, and cover enhancements made to the standard since the latest book (ODMG 2.0, May 1997).

David Jordan is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Lucent Technologies. He is the author of Addison Wesley's book titled C++ Object Databases. He is a member of SIGS' Java Report Online Advisory Board and has a regular column in Java Report covering database technologies. He serves as the ODMG C++ editor and has co-edited three of their books on the standard. He has been involved with object databases since 1986, and has also implemented many application object models on network, relational, and flat file databases. His home page is at and the ODMG home page is at

Meeting Location

The next meeting of the Front Range UNIX Users Group will be in room 123 of the CU Academic Computing Center building at Arapahoe and Marine Streets in Boulder. Marine St intersects Arapahoe at 38th St; the Computing Center is on the southwest corner.

See <> for map

Our Last Meeting

At the December meeting of the Front Range UNIX Users Group Kevlin Henney introduced the CORBA model of distributed computing.

See the previous meetings page on the Fruug web site for more detail.

Upcoming Meetings

We're working on another February mtg. Stay tuned...

Contact the FRUUG Executive Committee at fruug at if you have other interesting topic ideas or are interested in presenting a fruug talk.

FRUUG Library Notes

Addison-Wesley has provided us with a pile of new books over the holidays. From the Java Series... from the Source we have:
  • The Java Programming Language, Second Edition,
  • The Java Class Libraries SecondEdition, Volume 2, and
  • The Java 3D API Specification.

In addition, we have a copy of Lincoln Stein's Web Security-- a Step-by-Step Reference Guide, and Effective Tcl/Tk Programming-- Writing Better Programs with Tcl and Tk.

The USENIX Association has provided us with a copy of the proceedings of the USENIX Symposium on Internet Technologies and Systems, Monterey, California, December 8-11, 1997.

You may check books out using your business card as your library card; you must be on the membership list to check books out. Books are due at the meeting following the one in which they are checked out. If you don't return your library books by the next meeting, you might find yourself on our overdue book list. We count on you returning books on time so that other members may have the chance to use them as well.

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