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Java Hibernate Cookbook

By : Yogesh Prajapati, Vishal Ranapariya
Book Image

Java Hibernate Cookbook

By: Yogesh Prajapati, Vishal Ranapariya

Overview of this book

This book will provide a useful hands-on guide to Hibernate to accomplish the development of a real-time Hibernate application. We will start with the basics of Hibernate, which include setting up Hibernate – the pre-requisites and multiple ways of configuring Hibernate using Java. We will then dive deep into the fundamentals of Hibernate such as SessionFactory, session, criteria, working with objects and criteria. This will help a developer have a better understanding of how Hibernate works and what needs to be done to run a Hibernate application. Moving on, we will learn how to work with annotations, associations and collections. In the final chapters, we will see explore querying, advanced Hibernate concepts and integration with other frameworks.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Java Hibernate Cookbook
About the Authors
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Opening a new session

A Session is also known as an interface that is used to get a physical connectivity with a database. It is instantiated every time we need to interact with the database for the CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) operations. Persistent objects always travel from the application to the database and vice versa only through the Session.

Now, let's find out more about Session and how to open a new Session using a SessionFactory.

Getting ready

Before we create a Session object, we need to get an object such as a SessionFactory as a prerequisite:

  1. Use the following code to open a new session:

    SessionFactory sessionFactory = HibernateUtil.getSessionFactory();

How to do it…

Now, we will open a new Session with the database:

Session session = sessionFactory.openSession();

Other methods are also available to open a Session, as shown in the following code:

Session openSession(org.hibernate.Interceptor interceptor);
Session openSession(java.sql.Connection connection, org.hibernate.Interceptor...