The JPA 2.0 Open Alpha has ended and is now included in this Feature Pack Open Beta. Please click the link above to access this new Beta, including code, documentation, and forum support.
Object-relational persistence is a key developer requirement for many application developer scenarios. JPA is the Java EE standard for object-relational persistence and was first introduced as part of Java EE 5. As part of the Java EE 6 standards, JPA 2.0 (JSR-317) updates object-relational capabilities with important developer APIs and enhancements.
Key additions in JPA 2.0 include:
Significant programmer productivity improvements
Innovative APIs from Open Source (standardized)
Extended query language