This post is about Eclipselink and my experience using it with the System i. It also describes some problems I ran into so you can avoid them if you try Eclipselink.

Eclipselink is Eclipse Persistence Services Project, version 1.0 was released July 9, 2008. See http://www.eclipse.org/eclipselink/ I won’t go into the history and general explanations. For some background on Eclipelink see http://eclipse.dzone.com/articles/introducing-eclipselink. I will say that Eclipselink based on 12 years of commercial usage as Oracles’s Toplink product. Eclipselink is mature and solid.

The focus of this post is

  • Eclipselink is easy to use and works well with DB2 on System I and
  • solutions to some problems that I ran into.

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