Want to know my secret? It's very simple. I just read the manual in 2004.
After using it successfully for so long, I wrote a best-seller about how to get the most out of it:
And, just because afterward I even worked on Hibernate to add all sorts of performance improvements to it, it doesn't mean I don't love SQL. In fact, I happen to run a High-Performance SQL training too:
Your comment is based on a very common misconception that Hibernate aims to replace SQL. If that were true, then why do you think Hibernate has been offering the createSQLQuery (a.k.a. createNativeQuery) since 2002?
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