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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
About the Reviewers


Annotation is used to provide a metadata of code. It is a part of the code file itself. It is used to give some extra information about the code and can be used with variables, method packages, the interface, or the class itself.

The advantages of annotation are that it's easy to use and makes the development process faster. Before annotation was introduced, there were many methodologies which were used to provide information to the code, such as XML-based mapping. Here, we will take a look at how annotations are useful in the development process.

In this chapter, we will consider the basic and necessary annotations used to start development using hibernate.