The Home idea

The Query idea

The main thing that I would change with the Query class above is to use named queries, thus espousing the generally accepted best practice in default applications. I understand this doesn't fill all the gaps of the older SAF from Seam 2, but I think it works for the majority of cases, and it also helps people understand the best way to do things instead of relying on the magic of SAF from Seam 2 (which I have found to be a major problem in projects and teams I have worked with over the last three years).

I've spoken with Lincoln about this and there are two JIRAs ( and to have Forge generate this via the JPA plugin or perhaps Seam Persistence plugin.

Jason Porter

Software Engineer
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Author of Seam Catch - Next Generation Java Exception Handling

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