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Which level does the book address? I'm totally new to hibernate, I was actually thinking between learning Entity beans vs Hibernate, would this book help as entry level?
 
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I think this book is exactly what you need. Of course, my perspective may be biased, but I still think the point is true.

The book assumes some knowledge of Java, and an expectation that you know how to install a database like MySQL or DB2 (although the book does provide some guidance for installing a database and creating a schema). So, you need a basic understanding of programming to get the most out of the book, but the book is really aimed at beginner to intermediate programmers. Real experts will want to get the book Data Persistence with Hibernate, which covers all of the most advanced aspects of Hibernate - it's very much the Hibernate reference.

But beyond that, the book starts you from scratch as far as Hibernate goes, showing you how to download the required components, and install the JDK and a database. Then it shows you how to connect from a Java program to your Database using Hibernate, and then it goes into the basic CRUD operations. Once that is covered, you go into mappings, queries, and then even some information on integrating Hibernate into web applications, or leveraging various J2EE and Java design patterns, such as the DAO pattern, singleton, factory and ServiceLocator patterns. So, while the book starts off without making any assumptions about the skill level of the user, as the book progresses, the beginner will find themselves mastering Hibernate and JPA skills, and becoming an intermediate to advanced Hibernate user.

So, I really do think this book is perfectly targeted at the Java Persistence novice who wants to develop strong Hibernate skills, which are very aggressively sought after in the job market.

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