Spring and Hibernate: A Comprehensive Guide for Java Developers
Spring and Hibernate are two popular frameworks that can help you develop enterprise applications with Java. Spring is a lightweight and modular framework that provides various features such as dependency injection, aspect-oriented programming, web MVC, data access, transaction management, testing, and more. Hibernate is an object-relational mapping (ORM) framework that simplifies the persistence layer of your application by mapping Java objects to database tables and providing a powerful query language (HQL).
In this book, you will learn how to use Spring and Hibernate together to create robust and scalable applications. You will start with the basics of Spring and Hibernate, such as configuring dependencies, annotations, XML files, and databases. Then you will explore the core concepts and features of both frameworks, such as beans, aspects, controllers, views, entities, sessions, transactions, caching, validation, and more. You will also learn how to integrate Spring with other web frameworks, such as Struts and JSF.
This book is written by Mr. Santosh Kumar K, a trainer and developer on Java technologies. He has more than 10 years of experience in teaching and developing Java applications. He is currently associated with SANTOSH Technologies, a training institute at Ameerpet, Hyderabad (www.santoshtechnologies.com). He has also authored another book on Spring and Hibernate (2nd edition) published by McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited in 2013[^1^].
This book is suitable for Java professionals, trainers, and students who want to learn how to use Spring and Hibernate effectively in their projects. It covers the latest versions of both frameworks (Spring 5.3 and Hibernate 5.4) and provides practical examples and exercises to reinforce your learning. By the end of this book, you will be able to develop high-performance and secure applications with Spring and Hibernate.The following are the main topics covered in this book:
Chapter 1: Introduction to Spring and Hibernate. This chapter gives an overview of Spring and Hibernate frameworks, their features, benefits, and architecture. It also explains how to set up the development environment and tools for working with Spring and Hibernate.
Chapter 2: Spring Core. This chapter covers the core concepts of Spring framework, such as dependency injection, inversion of control, bean lifecycle, bean scopes, bean definitions, annotations, XML configuration, Java-based configuration, and more.
Chapter 3: Spring AOP. This chapter covers the aspect-oriented programming (AOP) feature of Spring framework, which allows you to modularize cross-cutting concerns such as logging, security, caching, etc. It also explains how to use annotations, XML configuration, pointcuts, advice, aspects, join points, and more.
Chapter 4: Spring Web MVC. This chapter covers the web MVC feature of Spring framework, which provides a model-view-controller (MVC) pattern for developing web applications. It also explains how to use annotations, XML configuration, controllers, views, model attributes, request mapping, exception handling, validation, form handling, file upload, internationalization, and more.
Chapter 5: Hibernate Basics. This chapter covers the basics of Hibernate framework, such as ORM concepts, mapping Java objects to database tables, annotations, XML configuration, hibernate.cfg.xml file, SessionFactory, Session, Transaction, Query, Criteria API, and more.
Chapter 6: Hibernate Advanced. This chapter covers the advanced features of Hibernate framework, such as inheritance mapping strategies (single table, joined table, table per class), association mapping (one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-one, many-to-many), component mapping (embedded objects), collection mapping (sets, lists, maps), caching (first-level cache and second-level cache), fetching strategies (lazy and eager), locking mechanisms (optimistic and pessimistic), HQL (Hibernate Query Language), native SQL queries, aa16f39245