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.
Introduction As previously explained, using the JPA entity business key for equals and hashCode is always best choice. However, not all entities feature a unique business key, so we need to use another database column that is also unique, as the primary key. But using the entity identifier for equality is very challenging, and this post is going to show you how you can use it without issues.