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Don't kill your database

Keeping conversational state in memory in the middle tier is a great way to improve your application's scalability. It saves hitting the database every time we refresh a page, to re-read the data we were just looking at five seconds ago. By using Seam's conversation context, we get a natural cache of data associated with the what the user is currently doing. By nature, this cache has a more efficient eviction policy than the MRU-type algorithms used by a typical second-level data cache in an O/R mapping engine like Hibernate (at least for some kinds of data). Of course, you should use a clever combination of second-level caching and conversational data caching to achieve the best performance for your application.

How does the hotel booking wizard work?