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OpenJPA 1.0: Enterprise O/R Mapping with full JPA 1.0 compliance

by Ryan Slobojan on  Sep 11, 2007 3

Apache OpenJPA, an open-source implementation of the Java Persistence API (JPA), recently released version 1.0.0. InfoQ spoke with OpenJPA project lead Patrick Linskey to learn more about this release.

JLINQ: Runtime JDBC Generator for Eclipse

by Rob Thornton on  Aug 30, 2007 1

Azadeh Ahadian of IBM has published an article introducing JLINQ on IBM's developerWorks site. Despite the name, JLINQ does not have much in common with Microsoft's LINQ, rather it is an Eclipse plugin providing integration with a database and runtime DAO code generation. The plugin is part of IBM's Developer Workbench that is coming with Viper, the next release of DB2.

Apache Geronimo 2.0: Certified Java EE 5 compatible

by Ryan Slobojan on  Aug 29, 2007 1

Apache Geronimo, an open-source Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application server, recently released version 2.0.1. InfoQ took the opportunity to learn more about Apache Geronimo and where it fits into the application server space.

Interview: OpenJPA & the JPA spec with Patrick Linskey

by Ryan Slobojan on  Aug 24, 2007 1

OpenJPA is an implementation of the Java Persistence API (JPA) which can be used as a stand-alone POJO persistence layer, or it can be integrated into any EJB3.0 compliant container and many lightweight frameworks. In this interview, Patrick Linskey explains where OpenJPA came from, how it fits into the O/R Mapping space, the JPA specification, and future plans for OpenJPA.

Eclipse Web Tools Platform 2.0: Now with JPA and JSF tools

by Ryan Slobojan on  Aug 15, 2007

As part of the Eclipse 3.3 (Europa) release two months ago, Version 2.0 of the Eclipse Web Tools Platform (WTP) was released. InfoQ spoke with WTP co-lead Jess Garms to learn more about this release and about WTP in general.

OpenJPA adopted by both IBM and BEA; becomes top-level Apache project

by James Kao on  Jun 26, 2007 3

Apache OpenJPA has been gaining momentum in the JEE world, having been adopted by BEA as the EJB3 JPA implementation in WebLogic Server 10 and in the most recent EJB3 Feature Pack for IBM WebSphere Application Server. OpenJPA started its life in BEA's Kodo product, whose code was donated to the ASF in 2006; the project just recently graduated from the Apache Incubator as well.

Oracle Contributes TopLink ORM Open Source to Eclipse

by Floyd Marinescu on  Mar 08, 2007 5

Oracle is contributing the commercial TopLink ORM open source to Eclipse. Going forward, all production features of TopLink will be available in EclipseLink and Oracle's commercially supported TopLink will only contain an additional thin proprietary integration code layer necessary for some Oracle AppServer and SOA Suite features. Oracle is also becoming an Eclipse Strategic Developer.

Interview with Javier Paniza on OpenXava 2.1

by Rob Thornton on  Feb 16, 2007

OpenXava, the rapid-web application framework, recently released version 2.1. InfoQ sat down with Javier Paniza, project lead for OpenXava to discuss the framework and the new release, which brings JPA support.

Interview: Mike Keith on EJB 3

by Rob Thornton on  Feb 14, 2007

In the latest video interview, EJB 3 co-spec lead Mike Keith discusses the current state of EJB 3, including common praises and criticisms that have been received. He also talks about POJO support and how the spec has evolved towards dependency injection.

WebLogic Server 10 Update: Java EE 5, Spring Pitchfork, WS-*

by Floyd Marinescu on  Feb 09, 2007 6

BEA has released a new tech preview of WebLogic Server 10 that passes the Java EE 5 CTS. WebLogic Server 10 uses the Kodo JPA (based on Apache OpenJPA)and also Spring's Pitchfork project to provide EJB and Java EE 5. WebLogic Server 10 adds side-by-side deployment of multi-version apps, JMS automatic failover, support for document-centric ws-standards, filtering class loaders, and more.

Hibernate 3.2 Released with Java Persistence Provider Support

by Scott Delap on  Oct 18, 2006

The Hibernate team has released Hibernate 3.2 GA. This release is ready for production use and includes final releases of the Java Persistence provider, Hibernate Annotations and Hibernate EntityManager. The Hibernate Java Persistence provider has been certified with the Sun TCK.

BEA Announces WebLogic 9.2 Platform

by Miko Matsumura & Floyd Marinescu on  Oct 11, 2006

BEA has announced the completion and delivery of WebLogic Platform 9.2 (Server, Portal, and Integration) that are designed to provide a unified foundation for BEA's SOA 360 platform. Kodo 4.1, Workshop, and Workshop Studio also had new releases. InfoQ summarized the new features in WL Server and Portal.

Interview: Florent Benoit on the EasyBeans EJB3 Container and OSGi Support

by Scott Delap on  Sep 11, 2006

The EasyBeans EJB3 container project recently announced support for deploying the container as a set of OSGi modules. InfoQ sat down with Florent Benoit of Bull R&D to discuss this new feature as well as how EasyBeans compares to other EJB3 implementations such as JBoss and Gernonimo.

Spring 2 Final Approching with new support for OSGi, JPA, Asynch JMS

by Floyd Marinescu on  Sep 05, 2006 5

Spring 2.0 final is set to come out on September 26th - a few months after the original launch dates. InfoQ spoke to the Spring team to find out what's been going on. Spring has been updated with JPA final spec support, asychronous JMS, the new JSP form tag library, and a collaboration with IBM, BEA, and Oracle to bring OSGi support to Spring.

Spring and EJB 3 Compared

by Floyd Marinescu on  Sep 01, 2006 1

devx is hosting an article comparing Spring 2 and EJB 3 focusing on support for persistence, transaction management, and statefulness, concluding that support is mostly the same with but with EJB being slightly better at handling state.

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