Essential object-relational mapping in JPA

4 August 2011

The Java Persistence API is the standard framework for persistence in both Java SE and Java EE platforms. It is the outcome of the collaborative work of the industry’s leading vendors in object-relational mapping, EJB and JDO, including a remarkable contribution from the open source community.

In this post we summarize, one-by-one, the essential relationships between entities. We examine each relationship from the prespectives of “Domain Model” and “Relation Model”, and provide the associated construction in JPA. Finally, for each relationship we present an example from the real world.

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