Hibernation is a state of regulated hypothermia undergone by some animals to conserve energy during the winter. Wikipedia
In this chapter, we will introduce Hibernate, which is the de facto standard object-relational mapping framework for Java applications. The Hibernate galaxy is quite large and needs a book of its own to be fully explored. Our mission will be to take over one sector of this galaxy, especially where Hibernate applications are managed by JBoss AS.
In this chapter, we will cover the following topics: