How to map Date and Timestamp with JPA and Hibernate

Introduction In this article, I’m going to show you what is the best way to map date and timestamp column types when using JPA and Hibernate. While there are many options to map date and timestamp columns on the Java side, as you will soon see, not all of them are suitable.

What’s new in JPA 2.2 – Java 8 Date and Time Types

Introduction Now that the JPA 2.2 Review Ballot was approved let’s start analyzing some of the new additions to the standard which have been supported by Hibernate for quite some time already. In this article, we are going to see how JPA 2.2 Date/Time works, and which types you need to use depending on your business case requirements.

How to store date, time, and timestamps in UTC time zone with JDBC and Hibernate

Introduction Dealing with time zones is always challenging. As a rule of thumb, it’s much easier if all date/time values are stored in the UTC format, and, if necessary, dealing with time zone conversions in the UI only. This article is going to demonstrate how you can accomplish this task with JDBC and the awesome hibernate.jdbc.time_zone configuration property.