This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
As Mustang (Java 1.6) is in beta several people have now reported a rather serious bug in the JdbcOdbcDriver that ships with it. The bug is essentially that ALL varchar type fields are being padded with nulls by the bridge driver to fill up the length of the field.
If Sun ships 1.6 with this bridge then all JDBC applications that use the bridge driver are in for a nasty calamity. Sun's response thus far is that they haven't done anything to the bridge driver but repeated test cases and simple examples show that is not the case.