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DRY - Don't Repeat Yourself!
This feature allow the use of the fantastic Hibernate Validator Framework with very simple use of annotations in your Actions. This plugin is compatible with Hibernate Validator 3.1.0 and 4.0.2 (since 2.2 version).
More about Hibernate Validator at http://www.hibernate.org/412.html
The Open Session in View pattern made easy
This feature provides an Interceptor that open and sets in the value stack a Hibernate Core Session and closes (or not) this after the results are rendered for the client.
Very easy to use: Using the @SessionTarget Annotation or some XML lines. This feature follows the concepts in http://www.hibernate.org/43.html
Important! hibernatesession-plugin-for-struts2 users: You are strongly encouraged to migrate for this plugin!
Transactions by request
This feature provides an Interceptor that opens and sets in the value stack a Transaction and commit this after the results are rendered for the client if a rollback method was not invoked.
You can configure multiple databases (2.0+).
Very easy to use: Using the @TransactionTarget Annotation or some XML lines.
Manage, reload and test your Hibernate Core configurations without reload your web content
This feature provides an WEB front-end tool for view and reload your Hibernate Core configurations.
You can provide this tool in your context in a public way or protect this by 2 ways: IPs/Hosts list or HTTP Autentication.