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Mastering Hibernate

By : Ramin Rad, Koushik Srinivas Kothagal
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Mastering Hibernate

By: Ramin Rad, Koushik Srinivas Kothagal

Overview of this book

Hibernate has been so successful since its inception that it even influenced the Java Enterprise Edition specification in that the Java Persistence API was dramatically changed to do it the Hibernate way. Hibernate is the tool that solves the complex problem of Object Relational Mapping. It can be used in both Java Enterprise applications as well as .Net applications. Additionally, it can be used for both SQL and NoSQL data stores. Some developers learn the basics of Hibernate and hit the ground quickly. But when demands go beyond the basics, they take a reactive approach instead of learning the fundamentals and core concepts. However, the secret to success for any good developer is knowing and understanding the tools at your disposal. It’s time to learn about your tool to use it better This book first explores the internals of Hibernate by discussing what occurs inside a Hibernate session and how Entities are managed. Then, we cover core topics such as mapping, querying, caching, and we demonstrate how to use a wide range of very useful annotations. Additionally, you will learn how to create event listeners or interceptors utilizing the improved architecture in the latest version of Hibernate.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)


Spring is another popular context that is used by many Java developers because it simplifies application development by offering capabilities such as dependency injection and aspect-oriented programming (AOP). Spring is a lightweight context, but it doesn't implement the JEE specifications, so it's not a Java enterprise container.


Spring used to be known simply as a context, but the current direction of Spring is, in fact, moving towards being a standalone container, so enterprise applications can be written without having to implement JEE specifications. Spring now offers a Model-view-controller framework, web services, Spring data, batch, Spring integration, and many other capabilities, which collectively make Spring a worthy competitor to JEE. Nevertheless, Spring plays very nicely in JEE containers while simplifying many configuration and deployment tasks.

In this section, we will discuss how to configure Hibernate using the Spring container. If you are new to Spring, we highly...