Java News from Wednesday, March 2, 2005

Version 3.0 of  Hibernate, an open source (LGPL) object relational mapping system for Java, has been released. "Hibernate lets you develop persistent classes following common Java idiom - including association, inheritance, polymorphism, composition and the Java collections framework. The Hibernate Query Language, designed as a "minimal" object-oriented extension to SQL, provides an elegant bridge between the object and relational worlds. Hibernate also allows you to express queries using native SQL or Java-based Criteria and Example queries." According to Gavin King, new features in 3.0 include