ORM has been a word to me so far but this demo peeks my curiosity. It seems like a better way to go except to do some more complex filtering it seems HQL needs to be employed. I haven't figured out how this ties in.
Specifically how to accomplish something like this - select * from sometable where sometextfield like '%abc%' or like 'abc%'
I use these types of MS SQL queries often.
I just started looking into using HQL but it would be helpful to find a basic example of where to plugin the HQL.