JPA providers market share in 2016

The survey

Java Persistence API is a standard. Hence, there are multiple options to choose from:

  • Hibernate
  • EclipseLink
  • OpenJPA

Some applications choose not to use an ORM framework at all. For this reason, I decided to run a one-day survey on Twitter to get a glimpse on the JPA providers market share.

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Fluent API entity building with JPA and Hibernate

Introduction

The JHipster development team wants to expose Fluent Interface entity building methods for their JPA entities, so they asked me if this is going to work with JPA and Hibernate. While JPA is rather strict about entity getters and setter, Hibernate is more lenient in this regard.

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