JavaPolis JPA Talks
I had previously noted that I'd definitely be revisiting Neal Gafter's talk on closures for a second listen. Right along side that podcast in my player were 2 others on the Java Persistence API: Using JPA (Part 1) and Enterprise Development with JPA (Part 2) featuring 2 spec leads from Oracle and BEA. These 2 talks are awesome primers to what JPA can do, and I look forward to looking for further information and applying it.
I'll hopefully be headed to a No Fluff Just Stuff Conference this Spring. I'll be lucky if the conference is half as informative as these JavaPolis presentations. I expect NFJS will not disappoint.