By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Oct 20, 2015
Josh Juneau, in his "What's New in JPA" article, examines some of the top new features in Java Persistence API (JPA) 2.1. Using examples from a real-world application, Juneau focuses on three main areas that benefit from new JPA features:
- Database schemas and type mapping
- Invocation of database constructs
- The SQL realm--specifically, querying, updating, and removing data from an underlying datastore
In spite of the fact that it was a minor release, he concludes that many of the new features in JPA 2.1 "pack a punch," can vastly improve developer productivity, and establish Java EE 7 as one of the most productive platforms available. Read the article.