Hibernate | Java | SQL | JavaServer Faces | Spring
Hibernate is an open source tool for object-relational mapping (ORM) in the Java programming language. It provides a framework for mapping an object-oriented domain model to a relational database.
One of the main advantages of Hibernate is that it can significantly reduce the amount of code a developer has to write. This is because Hibernate automatically generates the required SQL code at runtime. This means that developers can focus on the logic of their application rather than the details of database access.
Another important advantage of Hibernate is that it supports different types of relationships between objects, including one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many. This allows developers to create complex data models that can be easily mapped to the database.
Hibernate is often used in conjunction with other technologies such as JavaServer Faces (JSF) and Spring, which provide additional functionality for building web-based applications. Together, these technologies form a powerful stack for enterprise-level application development and deployment.
BITS experts have used Hibernate as well as related frameworks in a variety of projects. A selection of case studies and references can be found below.