JPA Buddy is a plugin for IntelliJ IDEA that makes working with JPA and related technologies easier. It provides development tools for Hibernate, EclipseLink, Spring Data JPA, Liquibase, Flyway, SQL, and similar things.
JPA Buddy makes the development process easier by:
introducing rich code generation capabilities
integrating smart inspections
providing better navigation via a data-centric view of the project
offering comprehensive coding assistance capabilities
JPA Buddy is compatible with both IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition and IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate Edition. It is available on the JetBrains marketplace, where it can be downloaded and installed.
You can install JPA Buddy for running IntelliJ IDEA. Open Preferences -> Plugins and search for JPA Buddy, then simply push the install button, and there you go!
Since JPA Buddy supports Hibernate, EclipseLink, SpringData, Liquibase, and Flyway, JPA Buddy scans the project dependencies and enables the corresponding features.
|Hibernate||- Create and edit entities, entity attributes, lifecycle callbacks, indexes and constraints in both Java and Kotlin.
- Assign JPA converters and Hibernate custom types.
- Apply Lombok annotations to entities.
- Generate proper equals, hashCode and toString.
|Spring Data JPA||- Create repositories for entities.
- Generate queries using visual constructors.
- Extract JPQL from derived method queries.
- Pick which fields to return from queries and generate projections.
|Hibernate Validator||Add Hibernate Validator annotations to Entity attributes via the JPA Inspector panel.|
|SpringBoot Starter Validation|
|Hibernate Types||Assign Hibernate Custom Types to attributes via a code inspection with a quick fix.|
|Liquibase||- Automatically generate Liquibase changelogs by comparing JPA model to target database, model to snapshot or DB to DB.
- Use visual designers for Liquibase changelogs
- Use coding assistance and autocomplete in Liquibase changelogs for table names, column names etc. JPA Buddy takes these values directly from your data model.
|Flyway||- Generate Flyway migrations by comparing JPA model to target database, model to snapshot or DB to DB.
- Scaffold INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE statements for your entities in SQL files.
After adding one of the dependencies to the project, do not forget to click on the "Load Maven Changes" button in the upper right corner.
To make sure that the plugin is installed correctly, follow these steps:
Every version of JPA Buddy supports a range of IntelliJ IDEA versions. For example, JPA Buddy 4.3 works correctly with IntelliJ IDEA from 2021.1 to 2021.1.3. But if you have to install JPA Buddy on the other version of IntelliJ IDEA, you can do the following:
Save .zip file to your PC.
Now you have two options:
To apply changes, click on the “Restart IDE” button
Bugs and errors are unavoidable in any software, development tools are no exception. JPA Buddy team is always ready to help you cope with any difficulties that arise. Check out Reporting Issues section where you can find Contact Us information and tips for Error Reporting.