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Chapter 10. Working with Objects
10.1. About Working with Objects
Hibernate is a full object/relational mapping solution that not only shields the developer from the details of the underlying database management system, but also offers state management of objects. This is, contrary to the management of SQL
statementsin common JDBC/SQL persistence layers, a natural object-oriented view of persistence in Java applications.
In other words, Hibernate application developers should always think about the state of their objects, and not necessarily about the execution of SQL statements. This part is taken care of by Hibernate and is only relevant for the application developer when tuning the performance of the system.