Wednesday, March 26, 2008

EclipseLink Day at Oracle Frankfurt

If you're going, or thinking of going to Eclipse Forum Europe/JAX in Weisbaden in April or are within commuting distance to Frankfurt (which with German high speed trains means pretty much all of Western Europe), you might also be interested in a free EclipseLink Day event being organized by Oracle Germany. Peter Krogh and I will be speaking about EclipseLink--where it came from, what it can do, how to use it, and where it's going. Basically, everything you wanted to know about EclipseLink but were afraid to ask!

The number of attendees is limited so register asap using the link on the invitation.

See you there!


Monday, March 17, 2008

EclipseLink to provide JPA 2.0 Reference Implementation

We are very happy to announce that the JPA 2.0 (JSR 317) specification will have its reference implementation provided by EclipseLink. This is a natural extension of our work started with TopLink Essentials in GlassFish where we delivered the reference implementation for JPA 1.0.

The feedback received on TopLink Essentials from the community has been enthusiastic. To date it’s been distributed within the GlassFish, SunAS, OracleAS, JEUS (TmaxSoft) application servers as well as being included in the Spring Framework. This has put TopLink Essentials into many developer's hands and has lead to many requests for advanced functionality--functionality that was already provided in Oracle TopLink.

With the contribution of the full functionality of Oracle TopLink into EclipseLink and its selection as the JSR 317 reference implementation included with GlassFish, we can address these feature requests from our broad community.

For more information on this release and related materials:
As always we appreciate your feedback,

The EclipseLink Team

P.S. We will be at JavaOne where you can learn more about EclipseLink and GlassFish. We have an interesting session discussing how you can use EclipseLink with NetBeans (TS-5400: Developing Java™ Persistence API Applications with the NetBeansIDE and EclipseLink)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

EclipseLink at EclipseCon 2008

For those of you coming to EclipseCon this week in Santa Clara we are involved in several talks concerning the EclipseLink Project.

For those of you interested in JPA tooling you may want to check out the following Dali talks as well:
Please drop by and see us at one of the above sessions or at our exhibition hall booth. We are really looking forward to connecting with many of you at our first project BOF!

Doug & Shaun

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Spring 2.5.2 Ships EclipseLink 1.0M4

I knew it was coming but I was happy to see the announcement anyway! The Spring 2.5.2 release has shipped with EclipseLink 1.0M4 incubation build and includes specific support for using EclipseLink JPA (EclipseLinkJpaVendorAdapter, EclipseLinkJpaDialect). We'll continue to work with the Spring team to bring full support for EclipseLink in Spring as we work towards our 1.0 Release in June of this year.

More than JPA

Although Spring has specific support for EclipseLink JPA, you can also use EclipseLink MOXy with Spring Web Services and Remoting as a JAXB provider for XML message transformation. It doesn't require any special classes--it's all just configuration in your Spring application context XML. As I type this I find myself thinking "where is the how-to for that?" and I guess I'm on the hook now. Look out for a follow up on using EclipseLink MOXy with Spring!