Difference between get() and load() methods in Hibernate

By | June 17, 2022

In this post, We will learn the difference between get() and load() methods in Hibernate.

  1.  When we call the load() method hibernate creates a proxy object and returns the proxy object, but in the case of get() method, there is no concept called proxy it directly hits/calls the database.
  2. The load() method loads an object lazily, whereas the get() method loads an object early.
  3. The performance point of view load() method is recommended because it follows a lazy loading strategy when compared to the get() method.
  4. If the given id/primary key doesn’t exist in the database the load() method throws ObjectNotFoundException, whereas get() method returns a null value.

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