Introduction to Hibernate

Java Persistence Using Hibernate

The Introduction to Hibernate training course examines creating database centric Java applications using Hibernate as an implementation for the Java Persistence Architecture (JPA). In addition to covering the JPA, the Hibernate training also covers object-relational mapping concepts, Hibernate implementation specifics, complex mappings, and configuration.

While Hibernate is a powerful object-relational-mapping tool, we suggest you look at taking a Java Persistence Architecture course instead. Hibernate is considered an implementation of JPA. View our complete listing of JPA courses.

Course Summary

Learn how to build database applications using Hibernate.
Experienced Java Programmers familiar with JDBC Programming (Java Database Connectivity Programming), looking to adopt Hibernate.
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Hands-on training is customized, instructor-led training with an in-depth presentation of a technology and its concepts, featuring such topics as Java, OOAD, and Open Source.

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3 Days
Productivity Objectives: 
  • Understand how Hibernate is related to JPA
  • Understand how to generate Hibernate entities
  • Develop a simple Hibernate application
  • Perform HQL and Named Queries
  • Utilize entity validation
Introduction to Hibernate is part of the JBoss Training curriculum.

What You'll Learn

In the Introduction to Hibernate training course, you’ll learn:

  • Review of Database Concepts
    • Review of using JDBC to perform CRUD operations
    • Advanced JDBC development using meta-data capabilities
    • Performing ORM with JDBC and JavaBeans
  • What is Hibernate
    • Review of ORM problem
    • Resolving the relationship between Hibernate and JPA
  • Using Native Hibernate APIs
    • Performing configuration
    • Using a SessionFactory
    • Defining CRUD with a Session
    • Understing Entity states
    • How this compares to JPA
  • Generating Primary Keys
    • @GeneratedValue
    • Foreign keys
    • Composite keys
  • Mapping Associations
    • Types of relationships
    • Defining directionality
    • Defining associations using cardinality mappings
  • Property Mappings and Access Types
  • Inheritance Strategies
    • Single table per class
    • Joined subclass
    • Table per class
    • Using Mapped Superclasses
  • Mapping Entities to Multiple Tables
  • Querying
    • Using HQL
    • Using Named queries
    • Using SQL queries
    • Using Criteria queries
  • Entity Validation
  • Exception Handling
  • Logging
  • Best Practices

Meet Your Instructor

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Michael is a practicing software developer, course developer, and trainer with DevelopIntelligence. For the majority of his career, Michael has designed and implemented large-scale, enterprise-grade, Java-based applications at major telecommunications and Internet companies, such as Level3 Communications, US West/Qwest/Century Link, Orbitz, and others.

Michael has a passion for learning new technologies, patterns, and paradigms (or, he has a tendency to get bored or disappointed with current ones)....

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Daniel has been a self-employed developer, teacher and speaker for private businesses, education and government entities since 1999. Daniel also actively teaches programming for the University of New Mexico Continuing Education.

Daniel is a Pomodoro Technique practitioner, and co-founder of the Albuquerque Java User’s Group in Albuquerque, New Mexico. When he’s not supporting other local Java developers, Daniel spends most of his waking hours developing in and around the Java ecosystem, encompassing...

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Jean brings years of development experience into her teaching, making the learning experience practical for her students. Originally a Smalltalk developer, Jean has an expansive knowledge of object-oriented (OO) development, analysis, and design. Jean has worked in every stage of the software development process for a variety of businesses – from small non-profits, to government agencies, to global enterprises.

Jean was also one of the top instructors at Sun Microsystems in North America and Europe....

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Jeff Newburn

Jeff is a software development veteran with over over 15 years of experience writing software in a variety of different languages.

After years of exploring various languages including PHP, Java, and Python, he created Zappos’ first Tech University charged with tech education of technical staff. During this time he also developed the main training program to bring the department into the Amazon fold as a full-fledged dev shop on their tools and systems.


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