How does the bytecode enhancement dirty checking mechanism work in Hibernate 4.3

Introduction Now that you know the basics of Hibernate dirty checking, we can dig into enhanced dirty checking mechanisms. While the default graph-traversal algorithm might be sufficient for most use-cases, there might be times when you need an optimized dirty checking algorithm and instrumentation is much more convenient than building your own custom strategy. Using Ant Hibernate Tools Traditionally, The Hibernate Tools have been focused on Ant and Eclipse. Bytecode instrumentation has been possible since Hibernate 3, but it required an Ant task to run the CGLIB or Javassist bytecode enhancement routines.

How to customize Hibernate dirty checking mechanism

Introduction In my previous article I described the Hibernate automatic dirty checking mechanism. While you should always prefer it, there might be times when you want to add your own custom dirtiness detection strategy. Custom dirty checking strategies Hibernate offers the following customization mechanisms: Hibernate Interceptor#findDirty() CustomEntityDirtinessStrategy

The anatomy of Hibernate dirty checking mechanism

Introduction The persistence context enqueues entity state transitions that get translated to database statements upon flushing. For managed entities, Hibernate can auto-detect incoming changes and schedule SQL UPDATES on our behalf. This mechanism is called automatic dirty checking. The default dirty checking strategy By default Hibernate checks all managed entity properties. Every time an entity is loaded, Hibernate makes an additional copy of all entity property values. At flush time, every managed entity property is matched against the loading-time snapshot value: So the number of individual dirty checks is given by the… Read More