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HQ Question for Authors

 
Gregg Bolinger
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I recently read and reviewed Pro Hibernate 3 which feels very similar to Hibernate Quickly from what I can tell. Have you glanced at Pro Hibernate 3 and if so, how would you pursuade someone to a) buy your book instead, b) buy your book as well.
 
Patrick Peak
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I have to feign ignorance at some level about the contents of professional hibernate. It came out not to long before our book was released, so I haven't had much time to do a comparision.

So I can only really cover things I think we did well. In addition to being a very gradual introduction, we do a lot of 'example by refactor', where we introduce an example, then improve it by refactoring, explaining why things were changed, and gradually adding new concepts. I personally think this really helpful for teaching concepts to new folks.

In addition, I think our coverage of XDoclet is really indepth, and our appendix, which is an example-based quick reference to all the common mappings you can do with Hibernate, has gotten some really good marks from folks I've shown it to.

Our goal was to gradually ramp up developers as they learn Hibernate, and then provide a solid day to day reference for it.
 
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