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Hiberante: Annotations Vs HBM Vs XML

 
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Is it a matter of convenience to choose between Annotations or HBM or XML. Please clarify when to choose what? Appreciate your time.
 
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Largely personal choice really. Annotations are good because your configuration is all in one place and they follow the JPA standard. XML is good because your simple Java objects are not cluttered with ORM specific annotations. Both support he same functionality.
 
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Thanks, But, what about HBM files? when do we choose to use it?
 
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XML is good because your simple Java objects are not cluttered with ORM specific annotations
 
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Shiaber Shaam wrote:Thanks, But, what about HBM files? when do we choose to use it?



Thing is : hbm files are just xml files with just a .hbm extension to highlight the fact that your xml file is an hibernate configuration file...
 
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