TopLink JPA: Resources


Valuable resources for developers using the Java Persistence API (JPA) and TopLink JPA.

Pro EJB 3 - Java Persistence API
The first JPA book available by Oracle's own Mike Keith and Merrick Schincariol.

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Technical Information

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

TopLink JPA Javadocs ( zip)

JPA Annotation Reference A helpful reference for developer usage of persistence annotations.

TopLink JPA Extensions Reference A description of the extensions offered by the TopLink implementation. These include query hints and Persistence.XML property flags.

The Project GlassFish website has a number of articles and blogs on using TopLink Essentials both inside the GlassFish application server and in Java SE applications.

Articles, Papers, and Presentations
To Annotate or Not?
A close look at annotations and specific use cases of employing annotations and XML as a metadata language.
by Mike Keith
Java Feature ? Using the Java Persistence API (JPA) with Spring 2.0
How to use JPA in new or existing Spring applications to achieve standardized persistence.
byMike Keith and Rod Johnson - April 30, 2007
Portable Persistence Using the EJB 3.0 Java Persistence API
The time for standardizing persistent POJOs has come.
by Mike Keith and Merrick Schincariol - October 20, 2006
Standardizing Java Persistence with the EJB3 Java Persistence API
by Debu Panda - May 17, 2006
BeJUG 2005: The New EJB 3.0 Persistence API (Presentation)
by Mike Keith and Patrick Linkskey

Java Pro: Prepare for New EJB 3.0 Persistence
See how to address the migration concerns of enterprise application developers and architects who are currently using EJB 2.1 CMP.
by Merrick Schincariol and Doug Clarke - June 22, 2005

OTN: Simplifying EJB Development with EJB 3.0
by Debu Panda
Java Pro: Migrate J2EE Applications for EJB 3.0
Avoid inherent complexities when migrating applications to use the new standard in server-side business logic programming.
by Debu Panda - July 21, 2005
OTN: Preparing for EJB 3.0
By Mike Keith - November 2004
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