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JPA 2.1: Overview


JPA 2.1: Overview

JPA 2.1 brings a series of small improvements.
I have written some posts to introduce them one by one.
JPA 2.1 also includes some RDBMS improvements, such as supports Store Procedure, and adds function in JPQL. I am not a big fan of RDBMS, so these are not so attractive for me.
In this version, some features are still not perfect. As I motioned, the schema generation scripts strategy does not include a Hibernate equivalent UPDATE. Secondly, the CDI support is omitted in the @Converter and @Entity classes.
The JPA expert group should consider more about NoSQL support. Hear the voice from Hibernate community(there is a Hibernate OGM project for NoSQL, now supports Mongo, JBoss Infinispan) and other JPA providers, especially DataNucleus which has excellent NoSQL support.
The sample codes are hosted on my github.com account, check out and play it yourself.
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