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Joseph B. Ottinger, Jeff Linwood and Dave Minter, Beginning Hibernate, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2319-2_8

8. Using the Session

Joseph B. Ottinger, Jeff Linwood2 and Dave Minter3

(1)Youngsville, North Carolina, USA

(2)Austin, Texas, USA

(3)London, UK

You may have noticed that the Session object is the central point of access to Hibernate functionality. We will now look at what it embodies and what that implies about how you should use it.


From the examples in the earlier chapters, you will have noticed that a small number of classes dominate our interactions with Hibernate. Of these, Session is the linchpin.

The Session object is used to create new database entities, read in objects from the database, ...

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