About the Author
Emmanuel Bernard joined the Hibernate team in 2003 and is now the lead developer of Hibernate Annotations and Hibernate EntityManager, two key projects on top of the Hibernate core implementing the Java Persistence specification. He has also led the Hibernate Search project from its inception, reconciling the two fields. Emmanuel has been involved in ORM and Full Text search and is a regular speaker at various conferences and JUGs, including JavaOne, JBoss World, and Javapolis (Javoxx). He is also involved in the Java Community Process as a specification lead for JSR 303 (Bean Validation) and as an expert group member for JSR 317 (Java Persistence 2.0).