Introduction Inspired by this Hibernate forum post, I decided to write an article to explain how you can filter by the entity type using Criteria API.
Introduction In this article, we are going to see how to order entity subclasses when executing a JPQL query with Hibernate.
Introduction Last week, one of my blog readers asked me of a way to reuse the @Id mapping so that it won’t have to be declared on each an every entity. Because this is a good opportunity to introduce @MappedSuperclass, I decided to answer the question with a blog post.
Introduction As previously explained, the SINGLE_TABLE inheritance is the most efficient entity inheritance strategy. However, for JPQL query such as this one: Hibernate generates a SQL query which filters by the associated discriminator column (e.g. DTYPE by default): So, because we are filtering by the discriminator column, we might want to index it or include it to speed up queries. However, the default STRING DiscriminatorType expects a VARCHAR column that must hold the longest entity subclass name. For the Announcement class, we need at least 12 bytes to store the entity class… Read More
Introduction Recently, my friend Lukas Eder wrote the following message on Twitter: Just like in any OOP (Object-Oriented Programming) language, entity inheritance is suitable for varying behavior rather than reusing data structures, for which we could composition. The Domain Model compromising both data (e.g. persisted entities) and behavior (business logic), we can still make use of inheritance for implementing a behavioral software design pattern. In this article, I’m going to demonstrate how to use JPA inheritance as a means to implement the Strategy design pattern.
Introduction Java, like any other object-oriented programming language, makes heavy use of inheritance and polymorphism. Inheritance allows defining class hierarchies that offer different implementations of a common interface. Conceptually, the Domain Model defines both data (e.g. persisted entities) and behavior (business logic). Nevertheless, inheritance is more useful for varying behavior rather than reusing data (composition is much more suitable for sharing structures). Even if the data (persisted entities) and the business logic (transactional services) are decoupled, inheritance can still help varying business logic (e.g. Visitor pattern). In this article, we are going… Read More