I'm new to this forum (and actually to JavaRanch in general)! Any best practices/etiquette advice is always welcome.
My group is using Hibernate for our current project. This is my first time using the tool and I have some questions regarding lazy vs. eager loading.
In the hbm files, there is a 'lazy' attribute which allows one to specify if a related collection should be eagerly loaded or not. There is also a 'batch-size' attribute which defaults to 1. How is this attribute used?