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Hibernate Made Easy: Simplified Data Persistence with Hibernate and JPA

 
Mateusz Kwasniewski
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Hi Cameron,

Some time ago I read Java Persistence with Hibernate from Manning. It seems to be a very detail-oriented title and covers a lot of ground however wading through >900 pages is not an easy thing to do. Is there anything in your book not covered in G.King's and C.Bauer's book and what makes your book easy to read?

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Reehan Lalkhanwar
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I too own the book Java Persistence with Hibernate from Manning but was unable to wade through the book. According to authors own review this book is "one, single, solitary book about Hibernate".
The customer review here the current book in question seems to be more user friendly guide and easy for the beginners.
 
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I love Java Persistence with Hibernate, and the more I use and learn about Hibernate, the more I appreciate its content. We're lucky to have this book, and the Caveat Emptor application available to us. But I can understand why someone new to Hibernate might be intimidated by this 830 page book.

In my own personal experience, I found a real gap in easy to follow, readable tutorials that demonstrated plainly how to use Hibernate, without getting into every single piece of minutia. In the preamble of my Hibernate Made Easy book, I talk about learning how to drive, and how all the lectures in the world about the internal combustion engine, gear ratios, advanced stunt driving and pulling burnouts would have been completely lost on me, seeing that I'd never even pressed the accelerator.

My book tries to tackle the subject of Hibernate by concentrating on what's important, using simple examples that drive home the most important concepts. Towards the end, the book starts to tackle some more advanced topics, but even then, simple examples that are easy to reproduced are used. I guess the idea is, you do a little, and you learn a little. Then you do more, and you learn more, and eventually, you've learned alot!

This book will really help you learn Hibernate and how Hibernate works. From what I've seen, people who have gone through my book are then able to go back to Java Persistence with Hibernate and really understand what Gavin and Christian are talking about, and that's a good indication to me that my book is doing what it's supposed to do.

-Cameron McKenzie
 
Mateusz Kwasniewski
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I see what you mean. My first attempt to read JPWH ended after several chapters. I had to find some easier materials and only after that I was able to fully comprehend Manning's book. That's really cool that you decided to write this introductory book that will lower the learning curve.

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Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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The thing is, the Manning book by Bauer and King really is a great book. It is thorough, and really covers everything. But sometimes, when you're learning, simple examples can be more helpful.

One of the things I hear constantly is that after reading my latest Hibernate book, people can open up given chapters of the Manning book and really understand what King and Bauer are talking about. I think that's really a great compliment, and tells me that the book is doing its job.

-Cameron McKenzie
 
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