Best way to map the JPA and Hibernate ManyToMany relationship

Introduction In this article, I’m going to show you the best way to map a ManyToMany association when using JPA and Hibernate. As simple as JPA annotations might be, it’s not always obvious how efficient they are behind the scenes. In this article, I’m going to show you what is the best way to use the JPA @ManyToMany annotation when using Hibernate.