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Hibernate: Getting started

 
Bacon
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What is the most logical progression for getting into DB development with Java?

I've done some work with JDBC and some specialized record level access with the AS400.

I am interested in learning more about Hibernate, however, I'm not sure if I should learn the underlying mechanisms better first or jump right in.

In the past I've found it not advantageous to take short-cuts.

Any thoughts?

Thanks,
 
Rickard Sundin
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The authors of the book Hibernate in Action writes:
To use Hibernate effectively, a solid understanding of the relational model and SQL is a prerequisite. You�ll need to use your knowledge of SQL to tune the performance of your Hibernate application. Hibernate will automate many repetitive coding tasks, but your knowledge of persistence technology must extend beyond Hibernate itself if you want take advantage of the full power of modern SQL databases.


If you are interested in the problems and solultions related to Object/Relational Mapping (ORM) using Java, I can recommend the book Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture which has a nice collection of database patterns.

Best regards
/Rickard Johansson
[ September 16, 2004: Message edited by: Rickard Johansson ]
 
Bacon
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Thank you. I'll check it out.
 
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