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JPA Frameworks Compared

by James Kao on  Jan 14, 2008 3

java.net is hosting an article written by Sharad Acharya titled "Java Persistence Framework: Which, When, and What?" that compares four popular persistence frameworks: CMP Entity EJBs, JPA, Hibernate, and TopLink. Acharya discusses each technology and summarizes his findings in a matrix.

Catching up with the Castle Project

by Robert Bazinet on  Sep 13, 2007

The Castle Project is an open source project that runs on .NET, providing an MVC (Model-View-Controller) framework similar to the popular Ruby on Rails. The Castle Project has been in development since 2003 and released Version 1.0 RC2, in November of 2006. As the project nears its V1.0 RC3 we caught up with Hamilton Verissimo, the founder of the project.

JLINQ: Runtime JDBC Generator for Eclipse

by Rob Thornton on  Aug 30, 2007 1

Azadeh Ahadian of IBM has published an article introducing JLINQ on IBM's developerWorks site. Despite the name, JLINQ does not have much in common with Microsoft's LINQ, rather it is an Eclipse plugin providing integration with a database and runtime DAO code generation. The plugin is part of IBM's Developer Workbench that is coming with Viper, the next release of DB2.

ORM with JRuby - ActiveHibernate

by Werner Schuster on  Aug 16, 2007 2

The ActiveHibernate project brings Hibernate features to JRuby - for those tricky ORM use cases that go beyond what ActiveRecord offers. We talked to project maintainer Johan Andries.

Article: Using ETags to Reduce Bandwith & Workload with Spring & Hibernate

by Floyd Marinescu on  Jul 17, 2007 12

Gavin Terrill explores one of the lessor known facilities available to web developers, the humble "ETag Response Header", and how to integrate its use in a Spring and Hibernate based web app to improve application performance and scalability.

Hibernate Search: Indexed Full Text Search of your Domain Model

by Ryan Slobojan on  Jun 18, 2007 6

The second beta of the new Hibernate Search project was recently released. InfoQ spoke to project lead Emmanuel Bernard to find out more. The Hibernate Search project is aimed at users of Hibernate or JPA that want to make their Hibernate/JPA-managed objects accessible via indexed, full-text search.

InfoQ Interview: Jetbrains on IntelliJ 7 Featuring Hibernate and Spring Support

by Scott Delap on  Apr 12, 2007 6

Jetbrains recently released a preview release of IntelliJ 7. Key features include Hibernate, Spring, and Clearcase support.

Google Contributes Data Partitioning Capability to Hibernate

by Scott Delap on  Mar 20, 2007 1

Three new top level Hibernate projects were released today: Validator, Search, and Shards. Search and Validator are both promotions of existing work. Shards which was contributed by Google is a horizontal partitioning solution built on top of Hibernate Core.

Interview: Mike Keith on EJB 3

by Rob Thornton on  Feb 14, 2007

In the latest video interview, EJB 3 co-spec lead Mike Keith discusses the current state of EJB 3, including common praises and criticisms that have been received. He also talks about POJO support and how the spec has evolved towards dependency injection.

Configuring Hibernate with Annotations

by Scott Delap on  Feb 10, 2007

A new article on OnJava.com takes a look at configuring Hibernate via annotations. Traditionally developers have either configured Hibernate with XML files separate from Java classes or with XDoclet comments in the Java code with in turn generate XML.

Issues with the ActiveRecord Pattern and Statically Typed Languages

by Scott Delap on  Jan 17, 2007 2

Hibernate team member Emmanuel Bernard recently wrote on the issues with the ActiveRecord pattern and statically typed languages like Java.

O/R Mapping, Caching, and Performance

by Jonathan Allen on  Jan 03, 2007 4

One of the common misconceptions about Object/Relational Mapping (O/R Mapping) frameworks is that they give developers caching for free and that caching improves performance. While O/R Mapping frameworks do rely on caching, improved performance isn't in the cards.

Presentation: Zero Calories J2EE Case study

by Floyd Marinescu on  Dec 12, 2006 2

A lightweight approach with a rich domain model used directly in web-tier can increase both quality and speed of development. This case study, recorded at Javapolis 2005, looks at a Tapestry+Spring+Hibernate project by Nordija, how it was architected, how testability was introduced, and the level of simplicity achieved using the lightweight approach.

Job Trends: EJB, Spring, and Hibernate

by Rob Thornton on  Nov 20, 2006 24

Rick Hightower has posted a few graphs from Indeed's Job Trends comparing Spring against EJB3 and various ORM tools against each other. The graphs show that Spring is steadily gaining while EJB3 (and EJB overall) is not. Similarly, Hibernate continues to dominate the ORM field in job postings.

Hibernate 3.2 Released with Java Persistence Provider Support

by Scott Delap on  Oct 18, 2006

The Hibernate team has released Hibernate 3.2 GA. This release is ready for production use and includes final releases of the Java Persistence provider, Hibernate Annotations and Hibernate EntityManager. The Hibernate Java Persistence provider has been certified with the Sun TCK.

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