Sun made my day!
The open letter from Sun regarding Java persistence is wonderful news... Sun has made public their support for creating a common persistence API underlying JDO and EJB.
Many folks, including me, have pleaded for this for quite some time, and it looks like our pleas did not fall on deaf ears.
My sincere thanks to Linda DeMichiel and Craig Russell, the
I downloaded the NetBeans 4.0 beta, and I have to say that it's pretty slick. Two years ago, I switched from the Sun One Community Edition to Eclipse, and I am very happy with that choice, but I like to keep up with NetBeans progress. Each environment has strengths that the other lacks, and it's nice to see the cross-pollination leading to better tools for everybody.
My switch from NetBean's...