But, enough about the Alpha! I'm happy to report that the recent WebSphere V8.5.Next Liberty Profile Beta includes a major bump in EJB Lite functionality, including integration with JPA. This integration includes all you might expect, container managed persistence, enlistment in JTA transactions, and support for extended persistence contexts. The WebSphere Development Tools for Eclipse Beta 9 on top of Eclipse WTP makes it a piece of cake to create new or modify existing EJB and JPA applications. To enable EJB and JPA in the Liberty Beta just add this feature set to your server.xml (include any other features you may require):
<featuremanager> <feature>ejblite-3.1</feature> <feature>jpa-2.0</feature> </featuremanager>
Check it out!