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Manish Hatwalne
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I am getting interested in Hibernate, can someone recommend a book for the same? Preferably sth that's available in India...
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As far as I know, the only Hibernate-specific book so far is Hibernate in Action.
 
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I tried searching for reviews for the above book , but the Amazon site says it's not been published yet.(June 2004?)...
Manish: This is a book from Manning publications. I am not sure if Manning has indian reprint options available in India.
 
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Hibernate in Action is currently in final review according to the Hibernate Team, so it should be published soon. This book is definitely your best bet when it comes out.
The documentation on the Hibernate Site is actually pretty good quality for an OSS product. Java Open Source Programming: with XDoclet, JUnit, WebWork, Hibernate has a chapter or two on Hibernate if you are desperate for published material.
 
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The material on site is very good indeed, but somehow thhese days I am tired of reading anything from screen, esp since I am not working on ORM. Books are easy reading while travelling, before sleep and so on....
Thanks for the info, guess Manning books are available in India as well; but might take little longer.
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Originally posted by Manish Hatwalne:
Books are easy reading while travelling, before sleep and so on....
Try printing out the online stuff in small batches and keep those with you while travelling. Then again, I've more than once found a 2 year-old article -- which I never read -- from my laptop bag when doing a "cleanup" :roll:
 
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Originally posted by Manish Hatwalne:

Thanks for the info, guess Manning books are available in India as well; but might take little longer.

My personal experience has been that publishers here dont bother to publish a book if the tool the book is dealing with is not widely used here.
For eg they will print all books that have j2ee / .net on the title.
Personally I dont expect an indian reprint of hibernate in action.
Is it because of the absence of a tech panel in the publishing house?
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It is difficult to know what is widely used.
 
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I'm torn between Hibernate Developers Notebook, and Professional Hibernate. Anyone suggest one over the other, or do I solve the problem by getting both?
 
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Originally posted by Mark Stein:
I'm torn between Hibernate Developers Notebook, and Professional Hibernate. Anyone suggest one over the other, or do I solve the problem by getting both?
I haven't read Hibernate Developer's Notebook but I should have a copy coming my way from Amazon.com so if you'll hold on for a month... No? Well, I guess you need to buy all three...
 
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Originally posted by Mark Stein:
I'm torn between Hibernate Developers Notebook, and Professional Hibernate. Anyone suggest one over the other, or do I solve the problem by getting both?


I myself haven't read Professional Hibernate - I did get the Developer's Notebook, though, needing a jumpstart to get my feet wet. I would hardly call it the greatest of references, but it does get you using the technology very quickly, and is good for getting rolling on a project. (Which is to say that the application I'm writing using Hibernate is moving along nicely, with just that book as my reference for now.)

Though, as always, YMMV.
 
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Looking through both, that's sort of what I though of Hibernate Developers Notebook. Professional Hibernate seems to go into more detail on stuff, but I probably won't need all the stuff in includes right away.

I ended up buying both.
 
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I've been reading "Professional Hibernate" for a couple of days now and so far I'm both loving it and hating it:
- I love it because the style and detail-level is spot on for what I was looking for (the book provides lots of little gold nuggets that are hard to pick up from online articles, tutorials, etc.)
- I hate it because it has more typos in code examples than any other book I've read. Seriously.
 
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I agree... Professional Hibernate has a lot of promise, but the typos are driving me crazy. Pretty sloppy editing on Wrox's part.
 
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