Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New EclipseLink Logo

We have wrapped up our EclipseLink logo contest and we have a winner.

Thanks to everyone who submitted a logo, commented on the submissions, or voted for their favorite. You can see the image in use on the home page.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

EclipseLink 1.1.0 Released!

I am happy to announce that EclipseLink 1.1.0 is now available for download.

There are some useful links off of the download page including a 'getting started page', and the 'release notes' for 1.1.0.

As well as bug fixes, 1.1.0 introduces feature enhancements in the following areas:

The first release of EclipseLink DBWS allows developers to easily and efficiently expose database constructs (tables, SQL, stored procedures).

EclipseLink 1.1.0 JPA support is extended to introduce:

  • a new 1:M mapping that doesn't require a back pointer or a separate join table to hold the associations.

  • TABLE_PER_CLASS Inheritance has been added giving greater flexibility in how your relational tables associate with the classes in a hierarchy.

This release of EclipseLink includes an implementation of SDO 2.1.1 (JSR 235). This implementation conforms to the final draft and is being included with the final draft as the reference implementation.

Peter Krogh and Doug Clarke

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

EclipseLink at EclipseCon

EclipseCon is fast approaching. It occurs between March 23 and March 26. There
are a number of sessions that would be of interest to EclipseLink users.

There is one tutorial:

Four talks:

Two BOFs:

We hope to see you there.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

EclipseLink Logo Contest

We have just kicked off the EclipseLink Logo Contest to come up with an image we can use for the web, presentations, and other miscellaneous purposes. We are inviting all interested parties to both contribute ideas, provide feedback, and vote for their favorite.

We have had a variety of logos for TopLink over the years.

The first proposal is from one of our committers, Rick Sapir, connects us back to the original bridge between worlds logo. So far this is our only submission but definitely my favorite :)

All proposals will be posted to the contest page:

To submit a proposal, provide feedback, or vote please use the bug link provided on the contest page.