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Hibernate in Action : Reader question

 
Alvin chew
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hi, good day, Christian Bauer, Gavin King,i have no knowledge on hibernate, will this book help me on learning hibernate? besides, what is hibernate actually ? thank you !

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what is hibernate actually ?



Hibernate is a persistence service that stores Java objects in relational databases - or provides an object oriented view of existing relational data. (Hibernate also does some XML data binding!)



Object-relational mapping (O/R mapping) is a common requirement of many software development projects. The activities involved in persisting data are tedious and error-prone. If we also take into consideration the inevitable change of requirements, we're in serious trouble: the data storage structure must be kept in sync with the source code. Add the portability issue, and things are becoming very, very complicated.
 
Alvin chew
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mr. Christian Bauer, Gavin King , hibernate in action book concerntrate on practical more or theory, how many percent practical code will cover as compare to theory ?
 
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Hibernate in Action covers both the theory of object/relational mapping (not hard to understand) as well as the practical issues and the usage of Hibernate. It's difficult to say how much is theory and how much practical, because both is usually mixed and not separate. That means that every concept that is introduced is discussed with a short practical example.
 
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Originally posted by Christian Bauer:
Hibernate in Action covers both the theory of object/relational mapping (not hard to understand) as well as the practical issues and the usage of Hibernate. It's difficult to say how much is theory and how much practical, because both is usually mixed and not separate. That means that every concept that is introduced is discussed with a short practical example.



What type of App/Web server refered in this book ? or standalone application ?

And What type of IDE refered in this book ?
 
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The book is completely neutral, which has some disadvantages if you are fixed in a certain environment and need more integration tips. However, we thought that it makes the book more of a reference, if you can use it in 2 years to learn something, with the next generation of IDEs and application servers. We also made the experience that integration questions are best answered on our forums. It's not that difficult to adapt Hibernate.
 
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It is great to know that the code samples are app server newutral. It makes it possibel to use them in all environments.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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