Recently I wanted to write a small state-of-the-art Hibernate application. To my surprise, I didn’t find information about Hibernate 4 and the XML-free documentation easily. It’s all there, but it’s buried under tons of old-school tutorials and Spring tutorials. So here’s my small collection of what I’ve found out.
I’ll describe both the standard JPA and pure Hibernate approach. That’s because I didn’t find out how to configure JPA without XML yet.