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Good Book on Hibernate.

 
Thillai Sakthi
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Dear all,
I want to start off in hibernate. Can anyone tell me a good book on hibernate? The book shall contain from basics to advanced concepts....

TIA
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Paul Sturrock
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There is only one: Hibernate In Action written by Christian and Gavin of the Hibernate team. I've read some of the sample chapters - it looks good enough. However, I don't think Hibernate is really complicated enough to need a book (particularaly since it costs $44.95). There are enough resources out there in the existing docs and the forums. I'd try them before investing in an expensive book.
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pascal betz
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there is also another "not yet released" book on hibernate:
a developer's notebook by James Elliot.

there are a lot of tutorials out there, the hibernate website links some of them.
blatant advertising :-)
i wrote a small tutorial myself:
XDoclet/Hibernate
it is about creating hibernate mappings with xdoclet.

pascal
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Axel Janssen
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you can buy hibernate in action as pdf and it costs only 22 Dollar.
After having payed this handfull of dollars, the first 6 chapters are available per download from manning site via early access programm.

For me its a very interesting book, which provides lots of hands-on and background info about how to use hibernate and o/r mapping in general.

So I disagree with Paul Sturrock. Its defitively a "should buy".
 
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I just got the Hibernate A Developer's Notebook, but haven't gotten to reading it yet.

There are plenty of documentation online too.

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Javaranch has a book promotion on "Hibernate in Action" next month, so guys could participate and win the book.
 
Axel Janssen
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:
Javaranch has a book promotion on "Hibernate in Action" next month, so guys could participate and win the book.


I am about to finish chapter 5 on way back home and I would consider this a must read for anybody developing Java who is using databases in some way (overwhelming mayority). Its really a good one. Its not only about Hibernate, but gives also lots of easy to understand background info about database programming (you know for example this transaction isolation level stuff, which is so crystal clear to all of us)
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Don Stadler
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Originally posted by Mark Spritzler:
I just got the Hibernate A Developer's Notebook, but haven't gotten to reading it yet.

There are plenty of documentation online too.



I got Hibernate A Developer's Notebook a couple weeks ago from Amazon.co.uk. It is a very focussed and well-written book, although I don't think it has the depth of some of the 'In Action' titles I have. It's a thin, cheap, focussed book and a great intro.
 
Alexandru Popescu
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I've finished reading the Developer's Notebook, and even if I consider it a good book I think it is only for start up. A documentation ranking would look like:
1. Hibernate in Action (I've read the first 5 chapters and these days I hope to have time for the 6th and 7th)
2. The original documentation available on Hibernate site
3. Developer's Notebook.

I hope the author will not be angry on my opinion :-).
 
Theodore Casser
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Originally posted by Ali Pope:
I've finished reading the Developer's Notebook, and even if I consider it a good book I think it is only for start up.

[snip]

I hope the author will not be angry on my opinion :-).


I don't think the author will be. From O'Reilly's website on the Developer's Notebook series:

The Developer's Notebook series is for early adopters of leading-edge technologies who want to get up to speed quickly on what they can do now with emerging technologies. If you're a coder down to your core, and just want to get on with the job, then you want a Developer's Notebook. Coffee stains and all, these books are from the minds of developers to yours, barely cleaned up enough for print.


Seems to me to say that they're for folks who want to be on the bleeding edge of emerging technologies, kind of quick-start manuals for the more technically adept. That said, I'm looking forward to getting my copy for the exact reason you mentioned - that it'll be a good starting point towards using it.
 
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