At The Spring Experience conference, InfoQ caught up with Patrick Linskey of BEA to discuss the current status of the Apache OpenJPA project. Linskey explains where OpenJPA came from, how it fits into the Object\Relational Mapping space, the differentiating features that OpenJPA provides, the JPA specification, and future plans for OpenJPA.
In this interview co spec lead Mike Keith discusses the current state of EJB 3. He covers how the community has drove the development of the EJB 3 spec as well as the praises and criticisms that have developed along the way. Keith also comments on the evolution of the specification to be work better with pojo's and embrace newer ideas such as dependency injection.