Hibernate's core Object/Relational Mapping functionality
Hibernate ORM is a library providing Object/Relational Mapping (ORM) support to applications, libraries, and frameworks.
It also provides an implementation of the JPA specification, which is the standard Java specification for ORM.
This is the repository of its source code: see Hibernate.org for additional information.
The build requires a Java 8 JDK as JAVA_HOME.
Hibernate uses Gradle as its build tool. See the Gradle Primer section below if you are new to Gradle.
Contributors should read the Contributing Guide.
Check out the Getting Started section in CONTRIBUTING.md for getting started working on Hibernate source.
Hibernate makes use of Jenkins for its CI needs. The project is built continuous on each push to the upstream repository. Overall there are a few different jobs, all of which can be seen at http://ci.hibernate.org/view/ORM/
This section describes some of the basics developers and contributors new to Gradle might need to know to get productive quickly. The Gradle documentation is very well done; 2 in particular that are indispensable:
For contributors who do not otherwise use Gradle and do not want to install it, Gradle offers a very cool feature called the wrapper. It lets you run Gradle builds without a previously installed Gradle distro in a zero-conf manner. Hibernate configures the Gradle wrapper for you. If you would rather use the wrapper and not install Gradle (or to make sure you use the version of Gradle intended for older builds) you would just use the command
gradlew.bat) rather than
gradle.bat) in the following discussions. Note that
gradlewis only available in the project's root dir, so depending on your working directory you may need to adjust the path to
Examples use the
gradlesyntax, but just swap
gradlew(properly relative) for
gradleif you wish to use the wrapper.
Another reason to use
gradlewis that it uses the exact version of Gradle that the build is defined to work with.
Gradle uses the concept of build tasks (equivalent to Ant targets or Maven phases/goals). You can get a list of available tasks via
To execute a task across all modules, simply perform that task from the root directory. Gradle will visit each sub-project and execute that task if the sub-project defines it. To execute a task in a specific module you can either:
cdinto that module directory and execute the task
Testing against a specific database can be achieved in 2 different ways:
The Hibernate build defines several database testing "profiles" in
databases.gradle. These profiles can be activated by name using the
dbbuild property which can be passed either as a JVM system prop (
-D) or as a Gradle project property (
-P). Examples below use the Gradle project property approach.
gradle clean build -Pdb=pgsql
To run a test from your IDE, you need to ensure the property expansions happen. Use the following command:
gradle clean compile -Pdb=pgsql
NOTE: If you are running tests against a JDBC driver that is not available via Maven central be sure to add these drivers to your local Maven repo cache (~/.m2/repository) or (better) add it to a personal Maven repo server
You can run any test on any particular database that is configured in a
All you have to do is run the following command:
gradlew setDataBase -Pdb=pgsql
or you can use the shortcut version:
gradlew sDB -Pdb=pgsql
You can do this from the module which you are interested in testing or from the
Afterward, just pick any test from the IDE and run it as usual. Hibernate will pick the database configuration from the
hibernate.propertiesfile that was set up by the