I just joined the Hibernate team at RedHat

Hibernate Developer Advocate

Today is my first day working as a Developer Advocate for the Hibernate ORM project at RedHat. My job consists in helping the community getting the most out of Hibernate. This is really exciting since I can continue the work that I started when I came out with this blog.

If we take the 2015 Java Ecosystem Report issued by Dzone, Hibernate has a 63.9% market share. There are millions of Java developers depending on a relatively small team for delivering their favorite JPA implementation. So, this job carries lot of responsibility when you think about it.

Giving answers

You’ll find me on the Hibernate forum or Stack Overflow, trying to get the best answer for your questions.

Improving documentation

Documentation is extremely important to every open source project, and we want to align it with the latest development achievements (the 4.x and 5.x branches).
Improving the Hibernate documentation is really a full-time project but, when thinking of how much impact it has on the community, it’s worth all the effort.

Fixing issues

I look forward to helping my team addressing any reported issue in a timely fashion. Hibernate is a very complex framework and providing backward compatibility for so many features is really a tough job. Any extra help is always welcome.

Conferences

From now on, you’ll probably see me at Java conferences, where I plan on talking about Hibernate, data access best practices and high-performance Java persistence.

All in all, there is a lot of work to do, and I am looking forward to helping our Hibernate community.

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