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Spring Persistence with Hibernate by Ahmad Seddighi

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Hibernate architecture

The following screenshot depicts the main participants in the Hibernate architecture:

Hibernate architecture

As the screenshot shows, the main players are Hibernate configuration file(s), mapping definitions, and persistent objects. At the heart of Hibernate is its configuration. This configuration is always presented by an XML, or a properties file and includes the relevant database information, such as database username, password, URL, driver class, and SQL dialect that Hibernate needs for connecting to the database, communicating with it, and performing persistence operations.

Persistent objects form another part of the Hibernate architecture. ...

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