JDO: 1.0 is released, but Forte shuns it!
by Dion Almaer
JDO 1.0 Final
With vendor support, the vote in, and now a 1.0 final spec, all is well in JDO land right? Maybe not.
Forte discontinues Transparent Persistence
Surely if ONE project would be behind JDO it would be Forte right? Didn't Craig work on it?
However, check out this thread and you see that Forte has changed their tune and is recommending that people use Thought Inc's CocoBase.
The CEO of Thought Inc (Ward Mullins) has been an opponent to the spec as it is today. He has spoken out on many forums, his main beefs revolve around the bytecode manipulation, and lack of O/R-ish items in the spec (like defining the mapping role).
Is JDO 1.0 good enough to get going? Can we get all parties together to make 2.0 good for all?
How much of this is politics versus technology?