Wednesday, October 31, 2007

JPOX Is Better Than Hibernate?

Oh, yeah, the whole reason I started back into the blogosphere: I saw a post over on the JPOX forum that I thought was worth sharing, just for the stir-the-pot factor. It's entitled "JPOX better than Hibernate according to Hibernate trainer!"

NB: JPOX is a JDO- and JPA-compliant ORM, and is the reference implementation for JDO 2.0.

In all fairness to Hibernate, clearly the most widely used ORM in the marketplace, it wasn't a trainer from Red Hat/JBoss/Hibernate; it was actually a Spring Framework trainer (no, not me, to my knowledge) who mentioned it. Perhaps the poster, Chris Colman, could expound a bit more on why. It looks like he's from Step Ahead Software and exPOJO, and does a fair amount of JDO and Hibernate work.

Catching up

I'm going to take a moment in this post to catch up, since it's been a while since I posted anything. Let's see, my last post (other than to say that I'm moving to this new blog), had to do with persistence within an SOA.

While I still absolutely love what Xcalia has been able to do with transparent persistence (namely, move beyond relational databases and allow you to use literally anything that you can connect to or call upon from Java as a data source), I was given an opportunity to go to work for Interface21, the people behind the Spring Framework.

So far, it's been a great experience. I'm a senior consultant now, primarily doing training (which I enjoy very much), consulting, and some technical marketing. I tried to keep my Interface21 profile page interesting; you can judge for yourself.

I'm still serving on the JDO and JPA expert groups, but not the SDO expert group anymore. Hopefully soon, those of inclined to do so will begin blogging about enhancements in JPA 2.0, and I'll probably do that on the Interface21 team blog. As has been the case for years, the JDO 2.0 and 2.1 work has been progressing nicely over at Apache JDO.

Well, that'll do it for now, and I hope to post a bit more regularly now. We'll see if I actually do...

Goodbye JRoller, Hello Blogger.

Not that very many people read it, but I've decided to move my former blog to Blogger and my own domain ( We'll see how it goes using Blogger!