JPA Releases and Implementations


Java Persistence API (JPA) is the database layer specification created and maintained by the Java experts group. The first release of JPA happened on the year 2006. Also there is a number of popular implementation for the JPA specifications. EclipseLink is the reference implementation for the JPA. If you are not familiar with JPA programming, […]

How To Create EntityManagerFactory in JPA


This tutorial explains how to create EntityManagerFactory in your JPA application when you are writing your first JPA programming. It is the standard way of creating the factory if you use the JPA specification. Normally there are two ways to create the factory, one is through the configuration file persistence.xml and another one is through the […]

JPA EntityManagerFactory Vs Hibernate’s SessionFactory


If you are using the JPA’s standard specification implementation (Read : Introduction to JPA), then you would use EntityManagerFactory for opening the session. But, if you are using the hibernate implementation, you have hibernate specific SessionFactory for managing the sessions. Here there is lot of confusion between developers like which one is the best approach. […]

How To Generate Javadoc With Ant


This tutorial explains how to create Java documentation using the ant script. Every project has Java doc for the documentation purpose. If you have huge application, there should be a clear Java doc for the developers to aware of all the classes and its purposes. If the developers add good comments on their code, Java […]

JPA 2 MetaModel Generator using Ant


In my previous article I have explained how to generate metamodel using your Eclipse IDE. However, in most scenarios you will have to create from your build scripts. This tutorial explains how to add this option in your ant script. For the detailed explanation on project example code, please refer the previous post. Here I […]

JPA 2 MetaModel Generation using Eclipse


JPA 2.0 introduces the strongly typed Criteria API for going away with the Java Persistence Query (JQL) language. It comes with the metamodel for helping the typed objects. Every entity must have a meta model generated with underscore(_) added to its name. These objects will be referred in the Criteria API instead of using the […]

JPA 2.1 New Features


JPA 2.1 adds lot of enhancements on top of the JPA 2.0 features. Some of the notable features are custom converters, criteria update, stored procedures, DDL generation, entity groups, etc. Here I have listed all the changes and explained few of the features. I will write examples for each features in the future articles. 1. […]

JPA 2.0 New Features


Java Persistance API (JPA) is the object relational mapping (ORM) specification for Java EE applications. It is only the specification, every framework owners can implement their own persistence layer following the JPA specification. Standardizing three major competing vendors of ORM technologies, Hibernate, JDO and Toplink, into one standard is the JPA 1.0 specification. JPA 1.0 […]

Hibernate 4 Basic Configuration + Setup Example


This tutorial explains the very basic configuration and installation of hibernate configuration for your project. It is a standalone program, but the same configuration would applicable for the web applications. Here I am using the XML configuration approach, I will write another tutorial for using the annotations. Here I assume that you have installed the […]

How To Create Session Factory in Hibernate 4


There are many APIs deprecated in the hibernate core framework. One of the frustrating point at this time is, hibernate official documentation is not providing the clear instructions on how to use the new API and it stats that the documentation is in complete. Also each incremental version gets changes on some of the important […]