Comment lines, Roland Barcia: How useful are annotated named queries in the Java Persistence API, really?
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Date archived: January 3, 2017 | First published: April 19, 2006
Annotations do make things easier for a developer, but simplicity comes with trade-offs. The Java™ Persistence API (JPA) makes use of annotations as a mechanism to map Java objects to the underlying database, but developers often use annotations even when it doesn't make sense. Find out some of the other ways to access data through JPA, and when and why these alternatives are the better options.
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