Welcome to the Hibernate community newsletter in which we share blog posts, forum, and StackOverflow questions that are especially relevant to our users.


Both Gunnar and I have participated in the wonderful JavaZone conference.

Gunnar’s presentation outlines the benefits of Hibernate Search and demonstrates how easily you can propagate JPA entity changes to ElasticSearch.

My High-Performance Hibernate presentation shows how you can run Hibernate ORM at warp-speed.


The pick for this newsletter is Michael Simons' article about Hibernate Search. In this blog post, Michael uses Hibernate Search to index his tweets and then demonstrates the power of the Fulltext-Search Query DSL.

Because Concurrency Control is very important for every enterprise application, Hibernate offers both optimistic and pessimistic locking right out of the box. However, sometimes you might need to coordinate the child entity state with a common parent entity, in which case, you need to provide some custom entity listeners. This article demonstrates how you can trigger a parent entity version change whenever a child entity is added, removed or even modified.

The Vertabelo’s blog features an article about Composite Primary Keys and how to map them using Hibernate and jOOQ. The article makes a remark which might confuse the reader into thinking that Hibernate didn’t support Database-First mapping:

Hibernate is a Java object-relational mapper that follows the “Object-First” approach. This means that the appropriate database structures are generated based on the Java code.

Not only Hibernate can be used to generate a database schema from the entity mapping, but in reality, you want to have the database schema managed by an automatic migration tool such a FlywayDB.

Thorben Janssen shows you how you can count queries using Hibernate Statistics. You can take this idea one step further and monitor to any SQL statement type (e.g. insert, update, delete), and you can even build a tool that automatically discovers N+1 statements, as demonstrated in this blog post.

I also wrote an article which aims to warn the reader about the dangers of using the hibernate.enable_lazy_load_no_trans configuration property.

Time to upgrade

Hibernate Search is getting closer and closer to releasing the Final release of the ElasticSearch integration. Now, it’s the right time to shape this new API, so we’d really love you give us feedback on this topic.

Hibernate Validator 5.3.0.CR1 is out, so feel free to try it out and tell us what you think.

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