After an extensive and quite challenging editing period, the 880 pages update to /Hibernate in Action/ is now available. You can get the eBook on the Manning website. The book is currently being printed and should soon (I guess in about two weeks) be shipped to all MEAP subscribers and resellers such as Amazon.
Had some time to package the Getting Started example code and put it on the
CaveatEmptor Website. So all you MEAP
readers have something you can actually run without copy/pasting from the
PDFs. I should probably mention that the unedited draft you are reading with
MEAP is not completely in sync with the code I just packaged. Well, mostly the
Ant build files are a little different, so that shouldn't be a big problem.
I've seen lot's of people writing (or using) third party abstraction frameworks on
top of ORM solutions like Hibernate so that they can potentially get rid of one ORM
engine to another (or even an other technology).
Such frameworks are even considered by some architectsas a must-have.
I was looking for a good way to integrate DBUnit with Seam, so that I can prepare a dataset for functional testing without too much hassle. This is what I came up with, a test superclass that integrates with Seam and adds DBUnit operations that run before and after every test method.