EclipseLink Webinar: May 1st

The EclipseLink Webinar originally scheduled for April 24th (today) has been rescheduled to May 1st due to some technical issues. Please join us to discuss what EclipseLink is and gain a better understanding of many of the advanced features.

If you have any questions you would like to see addressed please post them in a comment here and I'll either address them in this session or provide the answers here.


EclipseLink in the News

Pretty exciting day so far at EclipseCon. We have been involved in two press releases at the conference so far.

Eclipse Announces EclipseLink Project to Deliver JPA 2.0 Reference Implementation

Eclipse Announces New Runtime Initiative around Equinox

Ian Skerrett
discusses this announcement (more...)

Testing EclipseLink JPA applications in JavaSE

I spend part of my work days writing examples and helping users debug issues. I spend the majority of this time using JPA with our TopLink and now EclipseLink's advanced features.

One little piece of code I always find myself looking for is a way to take a JPA persistence (more...)

Java Search Engine Integration for EclipseLink JPA

The creator and primary contributor to Compass has taken the initiative to provide support for using EclipseLink ( with Compass. I hope to find the time to build an application that illustrates the use of the two projects but thought I would post some early information to the (more...)

EclipseLink 1.0 Milestone 1: Now Available

We just made our first milestone build available for download. See the EclipseLink team blog for more information.

This is an important step for our project. Our plan is to produce monthly milestone builds as we work toward our 1.0 release. It does seem very odd to be starting (more...)

EclipseLink Update: Source Checked in and team Blog

See the EclipseLink team blog for regular updates on the project.


Its alive…

I am just heading out on vacation this morning and wanted to update the community on our progress in the Eclipse new project process. We have completed our initial incubation provisioning of the Eclipse Persistence Services Project (EclipseLink).

We now have our home page up ( (more...)

Eclipse Persistence Services Project – Passed Creation Review

We are now busy working through the logistics of provisioning the product and getting the initial code contribution available through the parallel IP process.

If you have any questions please post them to the forum.



Simple Auditing using TopLink JPA

In a forum post on the Oracle TopLink forum on OTN there was a request for an approach to tracking entity history in a separate table. While Oracle TopLink includes support for automatic historical versioning this support does not exist in TopLink Essentials.

The following is a simple example for (more...)

TopLink Essentials using Oracle Spatial … a sample application

Andrejus Baranovskis has posted a sample application using Oracle Spatial with TopLink Essentials JPA. The steps are based upon my previous post.


Java Persistence 2007-04-12 16:15:00

Oracle Spatial using TopLink Essentials JPA

As discussed in my previous post the usage of Oracle Database Spatial support is definitely growing in popularity. This post describes how TopLink Essentials, the reference implementation of JPA within GlassFish, can be extended to support mapping to MDSYS.SDO_GEOMETRY columns and (more...)

Java Persistence 2007-04-04 19:26:00

Using Oracle Spatial with TopLink

I have been working a growing number of customers assisting them with their usage of Oracle Database Spatial support through TopLink. Actually my first exposure with Spatial and TopLink dates back to 1999, long before I joined (through acquisition) Oracle. It was an extended consulting (more...)

A new home

With the launching of the Java Persistence Platform Project (aka EclipseLink) I decided to increase the scope of my blog so that it is not focussed just on TopLink. I also wanted to move to a different host.

After working on TopLink in many different roles for over a decade (more...)