Category Archives: hibernate

Unitils: a better Gienah?

On my current project, I am using Gienah as a way to integrate JUnit tests with Spring. I am rather pleased with the result, keeping my unit tests quite clean. I just heard today about Unitils, a more ambitious tool. … Continue reading

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Test Driven Design and Data Access Layer

I am currently writing the Data Access Layer of a Java project using Hibernate and I want to apply TDD on my work. The part that is concerned with the database is the mapping of objects on the database schema, … Continue reading

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Hibernate: so, the identifier field *is* mandatory after all!

Is it obvious to everyone that an identifier is mandatory in Hibernate? I actually thought that Hibernate generated some kind of internal identifier for classes that do not specify one. The documentation says: saveOrUpdate() does the following: […] if the … Continue reading

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