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How easy is Hibernate Made Easy?

 
Sushma Sharma
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Hi,

I have been using EJBs/JDBC for some time and want to learn Hibernate. I would like to know how easy would it be to use your book to learn it and why?

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Sushma
 
Mark Spritzler
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So easy that it is "Made easy"

Cameron has always had a great communication style to present the materials so that you can easily understand it.

Mark
 
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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The key to the book is to use fairly simple examples that demonstrate important concepts.

In the opening chapters of the book, I don't try to boil the ocean with a monolithic example that does every type of mapping. Instead, there are chapters on simply persisting one class to the database, or persisting two classes that participate in a one-to-one association. So, if you need to do a many-to-one bidirectional mapping, you can open to the appropriate chapter and find all of the information you need, without worrying about adding other classes, or importing maven, or anything like that. The examples are simple and straight forward, making it easy to learn.

I should say that the book does end with a somewhat more complicated example that leverages a number of design patterns, and maps a class that has one to one, many to one, and many to many associations, all of which eventually gets deployed to a web based application. But even then, everything is described in detail, and the example itself is fairly easy to work with if you've covered the previous examples in the book.

Most people say the book is pretty fun to read, too, which is quite flattering, as it's always tough to make a book 'readable.'

-Cameron McKenzie
 
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