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Hibernate untill your ADF-faces Spring (part II)

If you are an ADF developer with an Oracle forms background, you've probably been using ADF Business Components to implement the business and integration layer of your webapplications. So have I. Hibernate was new to me, and I will try to explain just a little bit in this post. I have some very good developers in my team that do the hard work on the hibernate part of this project. I will keep it simple and just explain some of the basics.

The persistence layer contains a set of classes and components, which handle the tasks of persisting or retrieving objects to or from the underlying database. This layer includes a domain model that includes the business entities. Hibernate is a typical example for technologies used in this layer.

There is a thing to keep in mind. You don't write sql queries. The hibernate framework will generate those for you. This is called "Hibernate Query Language" (HQL). The generated Language is based on the tye of database that you are connect…

Hibernate untill your ADF-faces Spring (part I)

It's october and summer ended a couple of weeks ago. A lot of rodents and bears prepare for winter and hibernation. So will I! I got involved in a project in which creativity was pushed to the limit in a very early stage.

We wanted to do a project with ADF (full framework) for one of our customers. This approach wasn't allowed. I've been mailing and talking about this case with some people at oracle (Steve Muench a.o.) but it is at it is...Either you like it or you don't. There are customers who, for whatever good reason, don't want to use ADF. John Stegeman wrote a nice entry on his blog about the pro's and cons, and about 'pride and prejudice' concerning JDeveloper and ADF.

In this case however, instead of forbidding the use of any part of the ADF, my customer decided to allow a Poc (Proof of Concept) in which I (and my co-workers) were allowed to use the ADF-faces part of the framework.

The consequence was that we had to think of an alternative applica…