Yesterday I asked who were your choices as the heroes of Java persistence. Today I have a similar question to ask: what have the key milestones been in the history of Java persistence.
For me the most important milestones are:
- The initial development of Java as a language
- The introduction of JDBC
- The rise of easy to use frameworks like Hibernate and Spring.
- The popularity of the NoSQL approach
I'm sure some of you have some more detailed comments to make on these key milestone. Once again, all insightful comments will receive a free DZone tshirt, and a copy of that JDBC poster that we're working on.