I had the pleasure of being part of the JDO 2.0 kickoff meeting in D.C. last week. Since this meeting was a pre-JCP thing, everything that was done/said is public, and hence I could release a report on the meeting.
The report discusses the feel of the meeting, and goes into details on the technology that is going to try to get into JDO 2.0.
- JDO/R: O/R mapping standardization
- Query updates: Enhanced JDOQL, SQL support, named queries and more.
- Detach/Attach API
As the report states, I was very impressed by how the meeting went. The vendors were not acting against eachother, but rather together. Four of them got together in a sub-group to work on the O/R mapping side of things, and worked into the night on it, giving eachother a lot of insight into their own systems. I am very excited about JDO 2.0 now.