Hi, I'd like to go ahead and pick up something towards the next Continuum iteration. I am thinking refactoring ContinuumStore interface as was earlier discussed on this list and as I did on the 'continuum-jpa' branch.
To this end, I need to get a clear picture on a few items: 1) Which JPA provider are we going ahead with then? 2) Criteria vs Named Queries: I am not convinced (yet) that Named queries are the way to go. I did some digging around, they are indeed best practices for JPA but I think the decision merits other consideration(s). I still believe the Criteria Queries will help us define a cleaner Store interface. 3) Using Criteria Queries would mean that we use JPA extensions specific to provider. I don't see this as an issue as long as we are not expecting underlying JPA providers to be swapped. Thoughts? Look forward to hear. Cheers, Rahul