[ba-ohs-talk] Fwd: [xml-dev] ANNOUCEMENT: Castor 0.9.3.9 is now available
>From: "Arnaud Blandin" <email@example.com>
>To: "Xml-Dev" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Xmlschema-Dev" <email@example.com>
>Hi xml developers and gurus,
>The Castor Team (http://www.castor.org) and the ExoLab Group
>are please to announce a new release of Castor, the leading open source
>data binding framework.
>Castor allows mapping the components of a given data format, such as SQL
>tables or an XML Schema, into a specific Java representation. This
>allows developers to work naturally in the native format of the
>programming language, dramatically reducing development time and
>simplifying project maintenance.
>Castor 0.9.3.9 contains new features as well as several bug fixes over
>the previous version 0.9.3. For a full list of changes, please refer to
>Castor at a glance!
>Castor consists of two main components: Castor JDO and Castor XML.
>- Castor XML provides:
> * The only open source Schema Object Model that is a Java object
> of the W3C XML Schema Recommendation.
> * An implementation of the XML Schema date/time datatypes
> * A Source Generator tool that creates Java classes from a given W3C
> * A Marshalling framework that allows the serialization of Java objects
>to and from XML instances. The marshalling framework allows the user to
>blend a combination of three (3) different data binding approaches for
>greater control and flexibility. These approaches include using the
>source code generator, mapping file, and default introspection. They can
>be used seperately, or combined in any fashion. The mapping file and
>default introspection are ideal for existing object models, while the
>source code generator offers a complete solution for interacting with
>- Castor JDO provides:
> * Java to SQL mapping (object/relational) automates Java persistence
> into relational database server using JDBC.
> * Supports one to one, one to many, and many to many bidirectional
> * Supports eager loading, lazy loading.
> * Optimistic and pessimistic locking modes, dirty check or ignored.
> * Supports single column primary key, multiple columns primary keys
> and key generation.
> * Supports local transaction or managed JTA transaction.
> * Supports multiple ClassLoader environment, and is JNDI friendly.
> * Supports a subset of OQL Query.
>The Castor Team is working hard on the next version (0.9.4) which will
>include a number of new features such as:
>* The Source Generator Binding File that will allow more control on
> the generated classes in the Source Generator tool.
>* A new internal XML event API with connectors to SAX1 and SAX2
>Where can I get it?
>Castor is available for download at
>Happy Holidays from the Castor Team!
>Happy Holidays to all those people who are celebrating a holiday or
>holidays over the next couple of weeks. If you are not celebrating any
>holidays, please be patient with the rest of us while we take some time
>The Castor Team (01)