Java Persistence with Hibernate

Christian Bauer, Gavin King, and Gary Gregory
January 7, 2015


Persistence—the ability of data to outlive an instance of a program—is central to modern applications. Hibernate, the most popular provider of the Java Persistence standard, offers automatic and transparent object/relational mapping, making it a snap to work with SQL databases in Java applications. Java Persistence with Hibernate explores Hibernate by developing an application that ties together hundreds of individual examples. You'll immediately dig into the rich programming model of Hibernate, working through mappings, queries, fetching strategies, transactions, conversations, caching, and more. You'll also appreciate the well-illustrated discussion of best practices in database design and optimization techniques. In this revised edition, authors Christian Bauer, Gavin King, and Gary Gregory cover Hibernate 5 in detail along with the Java Persistence 2.1 standard (JSR 338).