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Pro JPA 2 in Java EE 8: An In-Depth Guide to Java Persistence APIs

Book Description

Learn to use the Java Persistence API (JPA) and other related APIs as found in the Java EE 8 platform from the perspective of one of the specification creators. A one-of-a-kind resource, this in-depth book provides both theoretical and practical coverage of JPA usage for experienced Java developers.

Authors Mike Keith, Merrick Schincariol and Massimo Nardone take a hands-on approach, based on their wealth of experience and expertise, by giving examples to illustrate each concept of the API and showing how it is used in practice. The examples use a common model from an overarching sample application, giving you a context from which to start and helping you to understand the examples within an already familiar domain. 

After completing Pro JPA 2 in Java EE 8, you will have a full understanding of JPA and be able to successfully code applications using its annotations and APIs. The book also serves as an excellent reference guide.

What You Will Learn
  • Use the JPA in the context of enterprise applications
  • Work with object relational mappings (ORMs), collection mappings and more
  • Build complex enterprise Java applications that persist data long after the process terminates
  • Connect to and persist data with a variety of databases, file formats, and more
  • Use queries, including the Java Persistence Query Language (JPQL)
  • Carry out advanced ORM, queries and XML mappings
  • Package, deploy and test your Java persistence-enabled enterprise applications


Who This Book Is For

Experienced Java programmers and developers with at least some prior experience with J2EE or Java EE platform APIs.