Today is a big day.
The first release of Hibernate OGM with final status. Ever! Don't be fooled by the 4.1 number.
Hibernate OGM is an object mapper for various NoSQL stores and offers the familiar JPA APIs.
This final version offers mapping for MongoDB, Neo4J, Infinispan and Ehcache.
If you travel in the JBoss universe you should be aware that Red Hat Summit and
JUDCon are taking place
in Boston between June 10th and June 14th. If you want to meet the persons behind
the code, that's a pretty good deal.
Bean Validation, Hibernate Validator (its Reference Implementation) and the Test Compatibility Kit have been handed over to the JCP for what is called the Final Approval Ballot. That's when the expert committee votes for the go / no-go of the specification going final as it is.