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Hi EveryBody,
I am new to JDO and I am planning to implement JDO for building a dictionary feature for my stand alone software product .Looking out the present scenario i am quite confused whether i should continue to build my dictionary feature with JDO.Can any one clarify my following questions:
1)Would JDO be included in Sun's JDK in near future?
2)Is it a good idea to implement JDO to build a dictionary feature for a stand alone software product?If not,which are best scenarios where i could implement JDO.
3)Is there any other better way to build a dictionary feature using java?
4)Why is there not much hype about JDO?Isn't it a good technology to implement??
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Hi,
Welcome to JavaRanch!
The forum you've posted your question to is for questions about this site itself. We've got a whole forum, Object Relational Mapping, especially for questions about JDO and similar things. You'll find, though, that you'll need to register to post there. I'm going to move this question to that forum, but you will want to go and register so that you can respond there. Be sure to read about our naming policy before you register.
Thanks, pardner. Hope to see you around the Ranch!
 
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1)Would JDO be included in Sun's JDK in near future?
Probably not, but don't let that bother you. It's a standard nonetheless and has Sun's support.
2)Is it a good idea to implement JDO to build a dictionary feature for a stand alone software product?If not,which are best scenarios where i could implement JDO.
Since a dictionary would be very easy to implement on top of a relational database and a DAO pattern, I wouldn't bring JDO in just for this.
3)Is there any other better way to build a dictionary feature using java?
As I said, a dictionary is probably best implemented as a relational table instead of objects, due to its nature.
4)Why is there not much hype about JDO?Isn't it a good technology to implement??
The problem is that JDO is still a "new" technology and hasn't really brought anything to the table that Hibernate, for example, doesn't do. Except for being a standard, which will probably make JDO into the mainstream object-relational mapping tool as time goes by and existing products start providing JDO interfaces in addition to the proprietary ones.
 
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