get and load
get vs load is one of the most frequently asked Hibernate Interview question, since correct understanding of both get() and load() is require to effectively using Hibernate. Main difference between get and load is that, get will hit the database if object is not found in the cache and returned completely initialized object, which may involve several database call while load() method can return proxy, if object is not found in cache and only hit database if any method other than getId() is called. This can save lot of performance in some cases. You can also see difference between get and load in Hibernate for more differences and detailed discussion on this question.