Published with the developer in mind, firstPress technical briefs explore emerging technologies that have the potential to be critical for tomorrow's industry. Apress keeps developers one step ahead by presenting key information as early as possible in a PDF of 150 pages or less. Explore the future through Apress with Spring Persistence—A Running Start. This firstPress title gets readers rolling with the various fundamental Spring Framework Java Persistence concepts and offerings, as well as proven design patterns for integrating Spring Persistence functionality for complex and transaction–based enterprise Java applications. The Java platform offers several options for saving “long–lived” information, including JPA (Java Persistence API), Hibernate, iBatis, JDBC, and even JCR (Java Content Repository—a standard for interfacing with a content management system). This book helps readers decide which persistence solution is the most ideal for their application requirements, and shows how Spring can be leveraged to simplify the integration of their selected persistence framework into their enterprise application.