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  • Don’t jump the SQL ship just yet

    The SQL language has been evolving steadily over the last two decades. At the same time, the verbosity caused by the JDBC API in Java client code and the lack of first class SQL support within the Java language have led to the introduction of ORMs such as Hibernate, which was later standardised into JPA and the Criteria API.If SQL and JPA are diverging, where will our data interaction patterns go?

  • Refactoring Legacy Applications: A Case Study

    To refactor legacy code, the ideal is to have a suite of unit tests to prevent regressions. However it's not always that easy. This article describes a methodology to safely refactor legacy code.

  • Revving Up Your Hibernate Engine

    This article explores tuning techniques for Hibernate-based applications, focusing on tuning topics that are effective but poorly documented, such as inheritance mapping, second level cache and enhanced sequence identifier generators. It also provides some background database information which is essential for tuning Hibernate.

  • A Fusion of Proven Ideas: A Look Behind S#arp Architecture

    In this article Billy McCafferty presents S#arp Architecture, an ASP.NET MVC architectural framework meant to leverage current best practices in architecting ASP.NET web applications by providing a project code template which uses Domain-Driven Design techniques and has built-in support for NHibernate, Castle Windsor and SQLite.

  • Domain-Driven Design in an Evolving Architecture

    Mat Wall and Nik Silver explain how their has been using Domain-Driven Design in an evolving and Agile environment, at high traffic news site guardian.co.uk.

  • Using Hibernate to Support Custom Domain Object Fields

    Hibernate is a widely used ORM tool for Java. Some applications of it are not always straight forward however. A new InfoQ article looks at using Hibernate to provide a commonly requested feature of custom fields for domain objects without requiring a restart of the system. The article will walk through the solution's implementation, testing, and future improvements.

  • Using ETags to Reduce Bandwith & Workload with Spring & Hibernate

    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.

  • Book Review: Agile Java Development with Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse.

    Anil Hemrajani relates Agile practices to Java and several open source toolsets (Spring, Hibernate, Eclipse) designed to make Java development simpler. It's a high level overview of some free technologies used in web app development. Matt Morton liked this book, recommending it to technical managers and intermediate developers in small Java web development shops.

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