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  • Interview: Mike Keith on EJB 3

    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-*

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • BEA Finishes Moving OpenJPA Code to the Apache Incubator

    BEA has finished the last set of OpenJPA code drops to the Apache Incubator. OpenJPA will be an enterprise grade JPA implementation suitable for production use. It will also form the basis for BEA's commercial Kodo 4.1 and WebLogic's JPA support.

  • AJAX, JPA, and JSF Articles Added to Java BluePrints Catalog

    The Java BluePrints Catalog available on has been updated with new writeups on JSF, AJAX, and JavaEE 5 Persistence.

  • Refactoring the EJB APIs

    Artima has interviewed EJB 3 spec lead Linda DeMichiel on how EJB was refactored for simplicty between EJB 2 and EJB 3, including three separate spec documents, simplifying EJB interfaces, annotations and when to use them, and dependency injection.

  • Open JPA: A real competitor to Hibernate emerging

    BEA will be open sourcing a large part of the formerly commercial Kodo persistence engine from SolarMetric into the Apache OpenJPA project. Going forward, the commerical Kodo and WebLogic will be built on top of OpenJPA which will recieve a large commitment of resources from BEA for further development. OpenJPA may become a viable alternative to Hibernate this year.


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