This week's book giveaways are in the iOS and Features new in Java 8 forums. We're giving away four copies each of Barcodes with iOS: Bringing together the digital and physical worlds and Core Java for the Impatient and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
More than an year old thread. When I googled for "hibernate update generates additional comma", I got this as the first result. Hence thought of updating my experience. For me, even getSession().createQuery(hql).executeUpdate() doesn't work. (I am still at 3.2.6.ga). With further luck, I came across this Hibernate (non)issue. Hope this is useful to someone.