As the story (really) goes, Gavin King was fed up with developers using Hibernate improperly by trapping it inside of the stateless design proliferated by the Spring Framework.
I'm not really clear what that means. I'm sure he'll elaborate later in the book, but I wonder if anyone could take a crack at it now? How have we been using Hibernate improperly? If you can explain (basically) how Seam is going to fix that, then that's even better!
I'm not sure how accurate one line like that can be to describe how Gavin may have felt. Regardless, Seam is very powerful and fun to use, and it stands on its own regardless of what and where Spring is.
Are there any good books out there about the should and shouldnt with the usage of hibernate ? Like the pattern or the antipattern or something .. because, at least for me, it'll be a very interesting read !