Platform for education and promotion of Java data objects standard launched

San Mateo, Calif. - Leading Java data objects (JDO) vendors have created JDOcentral.com, a communication platform for the promotion and education of the emerging Java standard "Java Data Objects (JDO)". JDO, a standards initiative developed by a group of experts under the guidance of Sun Microsystems' Java Community Process (JCP) is a new API providing persistence services complementary to the well-known JDBC.

03/25/2002


San Mateo, Calif. - Leading Java data objects (JDO) vendors have created JDOcentral.com , a communication platform for the promotion and education of the emerging Java standard 'Java Data Objects (JDO)'. JDO, a standards initiative developed by a group of experts under the guidance of Sun Microsystems ' Java Community Process (JCP) is a new API providing persistence services complementary to the well-known JDBC.

JDOcentral.com's mission is to facilitate communication between Java database developers, JDO Experts, and the JDO vendors. It is a free interactive forum, providing information about JDO, organizing online events for the community members, preparing event calendars, distributing newsletters, providing community forums, chatting with experts, providing a download section for JDO compliant community software, and more. Despite essential sponsorship from commercial vendors, JDOcentral.com is focused on educating and promoting the JDO standard for the benefit of all.

JDO is an emerging standard API for transparent database access. The specification for JDO has been led by Sun Microsystems' Craig Russell and a group of industry experts and developed under the guidance of Java Community Process (http://www.jcp.org), and the Java Specification Request 12 (JSR-12, jcp.org/jsr/detail/12.jsp).

JDO describes the semantics by which an application can persist (store), retrieve, and query objects from a data store - without the developer writing any infrastructure code. JDO's main strength is that it standardizes a high level abstraction layer to access any data source, e.g. for relational, object-relational and object databases, for the Java programming language, eliminating the coding effort between the Java object model and the database model-providing complete portability and database dependencies.

JDOcentral.com is a web community made up of businesses and individuals who share a specific interest in the emerging JDO standard. The web community complements the Java Community Process, by facilitating the communication among the community members.

'It is our objective that JDOcentral.com will nurture grass roots support, adoption, and mind share for JDO products and services by giving the Java developer community a communication platform where they can easily learn about the benefits of JDO and have direct access to experts, vendors and services' said Dirk Bartels of Poet Software. 'In the past, industry standards such as JDO would have been just published in book form and ended up on bookshelves. Instead, we are leveraging the amazing potential of the Internet, linking the user with the experts with the vendors in a compelling interactive community. We believe that JDOcentral.com has the potential to showcase how standards will emerge and develop in the future.'

Charter Members include:

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor
gmintchell@cahners.com





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