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Q 4 C. Bauer & G. King (8): Hibernate and serialization

 
Gian Franco
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Dear authors,

Is Hibernate also intended to be used
along with serialization of objects,
or is an object always related to
tables and attributes. Therefore
a serialized object would 'just'
be the value of an attribute if an
application want's to store it
serialized?

Cheers,

Gian Franco Casula
 
Alexandru Popescu
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If the question is about Hibernate supporting other persistence system than RDBMS the answer is no.
If the question is about Hibernate supporting BLOB/CLOB than the answer is yes. As Hibernate is a higher layer than JDBC (which offers support for BLOB/CLOB depended however on the backend DB) it is also able to use 'em.
 
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