Chapter 13. Future Directions
Hibernate is a powerful technology intended to solve the problem of object/relational persistence. Hibernate 2.1.2 does this quite well, with a large suite of features (as demonstrated in this text). The developers of Hibernate expect future releases of the Hibernate 2.1.x line to provide bug fixes but no major changes. This chapter attempts to give a sense of the direction that will be taken both by Hibernate 3.0 and by the early draft specification of EJB 3.0.
Gavin King, the creator of Hibernate, quite wisely avoids speaking of new features and functionality, but he does offer a preliminary preview of possible future directions for Hibernate 3 in his weblog at http://blog.hibernate.org/cgi-bin/blosxom.cgi/2004/04/02#three ...