automatic dirty checking

Posted on 2011-03-24
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

I wou.d like to know what is automatic dirty checking in hibernate. Whereand how and why to use it. Any ideas, resources, links, sample code highly appreciated. thanks in advance.
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Expert Comment

ID: 35211866

Thaerae are tons of stuff if you just google it - Automatic dirty checking hibernate -
some looks like very nicely written

Author Comment

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I was not clear on

While a session remains open, if a Persistent object is modified, its data is kept synchronized with the database. The
data will be synchronized (but not committed) when session.flush() is called. It will be synchronized and committed
when the transaction is committed. It may be synchronized at other points

please advise
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When you make change in the database the change is visible to the current session only
until you commit the transaction. As sson as you commit the transaction the change becomes
visible to other sessions(connections) to the same database.
This allows you to do stepwise changes within your session not compromising the view on the
database from different session.

Suppose you record buy/sell operation in two steps.
In first step you move money to the account of the seller, in another
step you reduce the inventory of the objects, being sold.
If you commit each of the steps, then someone from outside at certain
moment will see both money and goods in the property of the seller, which may create cionfusion.
That's why these two steps are organized into one transaction - first
the datbase prepares both steps - and during that time only
through the connection which executes these changes you can see stepwise changes
and when you commit - both changes are made simlutaneiously
and they become visible from outside as committed transaction.
No one will be confused.


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ID: 35354048
>>> first
the datbase prepares both steps - and during that time only
through the connection which executes these changes you can see stepwise changes

i was not clear on this part. when you say 'you can see' you mean other sessions see.
Other sessions only can see once you commit the changes of current transaction of couple of steps in current session right. please advise
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Expert Comment

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I mean that the session which executes changes will see every steps
of the process whereas other sessions will see only when the whole transaction is

Author Comment

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Any good video tutorials, online trainings etc for these intricate concepts. What is the best book for hibernate. Any good ebook, tutorials explains step by step. please advise
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Expert Comment

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this is the most reviewd book on Hibernate  on Amazon (though reviews are not all absolutely positive and also
it is already from 2006)

This is the newer book and everyone praises it, but looks like not so
many folks yet read it:

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for_yan earned 500 total points
ID: 35463284

This particular topic in fact mostly has to do with
understanding of database transactions.
Therefore, I think
it would be useful to
 read a few pages about transcations to understand these
ideas in general, for example:


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