Hibernate interview questions

The expert team at DevSkiller prepares specialist Hibernate interview questions, aimed at hiring the best Hibernate developers. Tests are catered to all levels of expertise and are structured to accurately screen an applicant’s abilities through a series of challenges and Hibernate interview questions.

DevSkiller Hibernate tests are uniquely powered by the RealLifeTesting™ methodology. A way of testing candidates by presenting them with real-world scenarios and realistic challenges that accurately reflect the work they’ll be doing. Our range of Hibernate interview questions are the most effective way to find the perfect candidate for your business.

Java
JUNIOR
Tested skills
Duration
45 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of Java, Spring, Hibernate

Programming task - Level: Easy

Java | Spring, Hibernate | Hottest pepper application - Implement methods inside PepperDao class using Spring and Hibernate.

Java
JUNIOR
Tested skills
Duration
120 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Front End programming task - Level: Easy

JavaScript | TypeScript | Invoice application - frontend - Implement the front-end part for merging and aggregating the invoice data with currency exchange rates.

Back End programming task - Level: Easy

Java | Invoice application - backend - Implement the backend part for searching and aggregating invoice data with the service and the DAO methods.

Spring
MIDDLE
Tested skills
Duration
101 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of Java, Spring, JPA

Programming task - Level: Medium

Java | Spring, Hibernate | RESTful Blog - Implement a commenting feature to a simple REST application for serving a blog.

Spring
MIDDLE
Tested skills
Duration
108 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of Java, Spring, JPA

Programming task - Level: Medium

Java | Spring, Hibernate | Legacy RESTful Blog - implement comments for blog posts - Create a simple REST application for serving a blog. Please note, that this project is using the legacy structure.

Java
JUNIOR
Tested skills
Duration
44 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of Java, CleanCode, Spring, Hibernate, JPA

Programming task - Level: Easy

Java | Movies Analyzer | Find top watchlisted movies among friends - Implement a method that will return an array of top four movie titles, that have been most watchlisted by friends of a given user.

Java
MIDDLE
Tested skills
Duration
42 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Choice Questions

Verify knowledge of Spring: Context, Dependency Injection, context hierarchy, and constructor-based injection

Choice Questions

Verify knowledge of Java: Command Prompt, Singletons, and Concurrent Maps

Programming task

Implement all methods in the ItemRepository class

Java
JUNIOR
Tested skills
Duration
110 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of Java and JPA basics

Programming task

application with JPA/Hibernate entities, candidate needs to add mapping information to three entities and add validation constraints (Bean Validation API)

Spring framework
MIDDLE
Tested skills
Duration
75 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of Spring framework and Hibernate basics

Programming task

application with JPA/Hibernate entities, candidate needs to implement two DAO methods by using Spring helper classes for Hibernate

Java
MIDDLE
Tested skills
Duration
110 minutes max.
Evaluation
Manual
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of Java and JPA basics

Programming task

application with JPA/Hibernate entities, candidate needs to add mapping information to three entities and add validation constraints (Bean Validation API)

Code review task

evaluates candidate's familiarity of design patterns and coding practices, candidate needs to review a Java class with some service-level bussiness logic

Recommended roles for Hibernate interview questions

  • Junior software developer
  • Middle software developer
  • Senior software developer
  • Java developer
  • Backend developer
  • Applications software developer
  • Full stack developer

How DevSkiller Hibernate interview questions work

RealLifeTesting™ empowers DevSkiller Hibernate interview questions to reflect the real world. This means that even from the screening stage of recruitment, it is possible to see exactly how each candidate will cope when faced with certain situations in the role. It is a predetermined, controlled test environment that offers recruiters a holistic view of their candidates’ skills, including coding ability, problem-solving, and time-management.

Key features

  • Analyze coding skills and not just academic ability
  • Save time and money with remote testing
  • The RealLifeTesting™ methodology offers a greater user experience where candidates can use their own IDE, clone to GIT, run unit tests, and access Stack Overflow/Github/Google for research.
  • Stringent anti-plagiarism tools to ensure test accuracy
  • Observe tests in real-time
  • Automated results that non-technical recruiters can understand
  • Hibernate tests available for junior, middle, and senior-level positions

Skills covered in our Hibernate interview questions

  • Hibernate
  • Java
  • Java Stream API
  • JavaScript
  • SQL
  • TypeScript
  • JPA
  • Maven
  • Spring
  • CRUD
  • Java 8
  • Spring 4
  • CleanCode

What should you know about Hibernate

Hibernate enables developers to more easily write applications where their data outlives the application process. Hibernate is an Object/Relational Mapping (ORM) framework, primarily concerned with data persistence as it applies to relational databases (via JDBC). It was designed to have excellent stability and be reliable for Java developers.

One of the advantages of Hibernate is that as well as its own API, it is also an implementation of the Java Persistence Api. This means it can be easily used in any environment supporting JPA including; Java SE applications, Java EE application servers and Enterprise OSGi containers.

When it comes to hiring a Hibernate developer, it will be good to look for someone who is comfortable with Hibernate and other ORM Frameworks. Knowledge of Java will of course be useful. Ideally someone who understands the high performance features of Hibernate; its numerous fetching strategies and time stamping.

Don’t worry if these terms are lost on you. Our own Hibernate developers are experts in this field and they’ve done the hard work for you with our Hibernate interview questions. Our range of Hibernate tests will be able to distinguish the exact skills your candidates need to succeed as a Hibernate developer.

Do you know about our custom Hibernate interview questions ?

One of the great advantages DevSkiller testing can offer your company is customized Hibernate tests. You can tailor the difficulty level, the language being tested and the duration of each test, to suit your requirements. These are just some of the options available to you.

Need proof that our Hibernate interview questions work?

Like what you see, but want proof that our Hibernate tests work before you commit? No problem. Check out the following case study from one of our clients:

Mindera

Founded in 2014, Mindera is a company that builds high performance, resilient and scalable software systems, impacting on their users and businesses across the world. At the forefront of their business is Software Engineering Applications, including web and mobile.

When it came to recruitment, Mindera had a long and demanding process that resulted in too many candidates coming for interviews. This ultimately led to interviewer frustration.

By implementing DevSkiller, Mindera was able to see an immediate change. Before DevSkiller, 75% of candidates who were screened made it through to the interview stage. With DevSkiller, this figure dropped to 61%. That allowed for a lot less interviews being conducted and led to a 30% increase in interviewer satisfaction. Mindera now hires over 175 new recruits every year and they have saved countless hours of time and money thanks to DevSkiller.

Pedro Vicente- Senior Software Craftsman at Mindera:

“With DevSkiller, we have reduced the time effort on the first steps of the process getting fewer people to reach the technical interview which means those could be interviewed faster. We have also increased the number of pipelines using automated tests. This has decreased the number of false positives on the first steps. SDll, we are trying to improve some tests to give us beIer results. We are experimenting with different approaches.”

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to set up DevSkiller?

You can send your first Hibernate interview questions as soon as you’ve set up your account. Devskiller’s extensive library of predefined Hibernate coding tests means that you can start testing your candidates immediately, with no other work required.

What do candidates think of Hibernate interview questions?

Developer candidates love our Hibernate tests. For developers, DevSkiller is a chance to finally be able to prove their skills in a way that reflects the work they do every day. Developer tests often consist of reciting old algorithms and coding patterns. The answers don’t necessarily reflect the candidate’s actual development skills. DevSkiller testing is different. Candidates are able to use normal coding tools and conventions and to run unit tests to check whether their solutions work. They can also use their DevSkiller’s state-of-the-art IDE, or use their own personal IDE and clone to GIT. Normal conventions that are the everyday norm for good developers.

Do I need to be a programmer to use DevSkiller?

No. Devskiller has been specially designed so that anyone can use it, regardless of their own technical abilities. Our ready-to-use tests have been prepared by our own IT experts, but you don’t need to be an expert to send them out. One of the other great advantages with DevSkiller testing is that evaluation is carried out automatically, so you can sit back and await the report coming in on which candidates should progress to the next stage.

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