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Patterns

With complex enterprise systems, we often times find ourselves with lots of 'flags' or 'types' within our database tables. Utilizing Hibernate's UserType facility, we can handle these types in such a way that will carry extra behavior and information within your domain models. You probably all have them, those VARCHAR(2) or VARCHAR(1) fields in your tables that describe the type or source of the...
on Dec 14, 2005