JDBC Vs Hibernate – A Comparison / Difference between JDBC and Hibernate

JDBC is an acronym for Java DataBase Connectivity and is a technology for interaction of java application and its objects with a database. Hibernate on the other hand is a java based framework which also facilitates the interaction of application objects with a database but in a completely different approach.

Below are listed some differences between the two. The points do not intend to indicate which is better, they just compare the various aspects of the method of operation of both. The headers before each row indicate the area of comparison. (more…)

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How to soft delete a record in Hibernate or JPA / Soft deletion of Entities in Hibernate or JPA

Soft Delete !!! What the heck ?

Soft delete means that the record is not removed from the database table but a flag is set to a value which indicates that this record should not be fetched while fetching the records from this table. The flag shall be a value of a column in the table itself.

For example, there is a deleted column in a table which has a value of false for a record which is newly inserted in the table but when a record is deleted, it is not removed from the table but the value of deleted column for this record is set to true. Now when fetching records from the table, only those records should be fetched which have a false in deleted column. (more…)

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How to send form fields from jsp to server in Spring MVC / How to submit a form to Spring Controller

Suppose we have a jsp page which has a form whose data should be sent to the server. The form has fields which are directly related to the fields of an entity on the server. An entity is a simple java class which has some fields and their getter and setter methods.
Let’s say the entity is a User (which means we have a User class on the server and each field of the jsp form is linked to a field of User class. When we say linked, it simply means that the name attribute of the form element is the same as the name of the corresponding entity field. (more…)

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How to perform custom initialization of beans in Spring / How to call a method before bean creation in Spring / Callback methods in Spring Beans

There are scenarios where we want to take some actions before a bean is fully constructed and put into service such as

  • giving a specific name to the bean other than that given in the configuration,
  • setting the application context into a bean property,
  • making a log entry immediately after bean initialization etc.
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