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Spring JDBC Template – A leaner alternative to fat Hibernate

Objective

This post will show you how to use Spring JDBC Template to perform real world CRUD operations. I hope I can show you that you do not need overweight Hibernate to interact with database of your choice.

The Problem Domain

Almost all application I have coded needed to store and get data of some sort. In most cases it was relational database. With hibernate being all the rage these days I have used it in multiple projects with varying degree of problems and success. In my personal opinion hibernate tries to solve a problem that really is not there. If you can not wire SQL you should not be using Hibernate or be doing any software development.
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