CHAPTER 3

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Building a Simple Application

In this chapter, we’re going to create the shell of an application, which will allow us to demonstrate a number of concepts common for systems that use Hibernate. We’ll be covering:

  • Object model design, including relationships between objects
  • Operations that view and modify persisted data (inserts, reads, updates, and deletes)

Ordinarily we’d use a service layer to encapsulate some operations, and in fact we will be adding a service layer as we proceed, but at this point we want to see more of how to interact with Hibernate itself. The goal here is not to waste time with a sample application that is “one ...

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