Today we’ll be talking about Hibernate Validator and how you can provide your own constraints
and/or validators in a fully self-contained manner. Meaning packaging it all into its own JAR file,
in a way that others can use your library by simply adding it to the classpath.
What can be a real life scenario for building your own library with constraints and sharing it? Well, let’s say that
you are building some library with data classes that user might want to validate. As it may be tough
to keep track of all such libraries and write/maintain all those constraints for them - Hibernate
Validator provides authors of such libraries a possibility to write and share their own validation extensions.
Which can be picked up by Hibernate Validator and used to validate your data classes.
I am proud to announce the release of Hibernate Validator 5.4.0.CR1. This is a candidate release, please take the time to test it and report any issues you might find so that we can build the best possible 5.4.0.Final.
So, today is my birthday which is in no way related to this blog post but is definitely worth knowing! This special day for me seems to be a good occasion to announce the second maintenance release of Hibernate Validator 5.3.
There has been a lot of release activity on the Hibernate front lately and it is my pleasure to announce that Hibernate Validator just joined the party with the release of Hibernate Validator 5.3.0.Final.