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My A list

Here's a concept that I've been using to help me both in my blog writing and to filter all the incoming feeds, tweets, photo sharing and social bookmarking items that come in via my feed reader: my A list. It's not made up of famous folks and big blog names like Scoble or Winer or Arrington. My A list is made up of people that I know or work with and that I believe are following me in some way, reading my blog, subscribing to my tweets or working with me on a project. I've got a folder in my feed reader and my A list is always the one I read first. Sometimes I don't get much farther than than before hitting the mark all read button. And when I do blog, that folder helps remind my of who I'm writing for. "A" stands for audience.


Or sometimes 'A' stands for 'A'xxxxxe ;-) Been digging through your posts on OpenJPA - what's your current thoughts now on JPA and openJPA?

Posted by WillR on March 26, 2008 at 06:51 PM EDT #

If you were not THE Will Raymond I would dismiss that as an off-topic question ;-)

I like JPA, but if I had to choose an implementation now I wouldn't know what to do. I don't know enough about OpenJPA, TopLink/JPA and Hibernate/JPA to know which is the better quality JPA implementation. And, I don't know what the Oracle-BEA acquisition means for OpenJPA -- will former BEA employees who now work for Oracle stop working on OpenJPA? Either way, I'm glad that Glassfish will soon be using the full TopLink/JPA (aka EclipseLink) rather than the pee-wee Toplink "Essentials" that Glassfish now includes.

- Dave

Posted by Dave Johnson on March 26, 2008 at 07:11 PM EDT #

Thanks Dave. I'm beginning to retrofit an existing application using a custom persistence framework into JPA (btw, partially for the same licensing issues that you had) but didn't want to go to far downstream without some real-world feedback. I've switched my development from Intellij to Eclipse and now to Netbeans 6.1 and I agree that it provides an excellenyt out of the box experience (with some notable exceptions). I'd heard rumors that the full Toplink will be available - love to see it sooner than later.

Posted by WillR on March 27, 2008 at 03:43 AM EDT #

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