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1. Persistent class and DTO    forum.hibernate.org

Hi all, I am new to Hibernate, one question arises here, is there any recommended way to deal with DTO pattern with Hibernate? Seems Hibernate persistent class simply can act as DTO, may I just use Hibernate persistent class as DTO to transfer data between tiers, or do I have to code DTO separately? Thank you.

2. Making persistent classes as DTOs    forum.hibernate.org