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Hibernate support for Jasper reports

 
Vikrant Sahdev
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Does your book "Hibernate Made Easy" mentions any ways of integrating hibernate or using hibernate with third-party reporting APIs implementing Jasper reports?
We have used Jasper report (specifically iReport API) with JDBC datasource as well custom JRDataSources , however couldnt use the Hibernate connection or HQL as such . Also couldnt find any freely available documentation on same .
Have you touched upon this subject or similar in your book?
I know it might be an advanced topic for a book bearing "Easy" in its title , but still wonder if you have !
 
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Well, I'm going to have to disappoint you and say that Jasper reports integration with Hibernate isn't covered in the book.

One of the things I really tried to do in this book was concentrate on Hibernate. I've found many books on ORM technology lose focus, and start telling you to install Maven, run ANT scripts, use Spring and do JSF. Then, when you're done the book, you know a little something about a bunch of peripheral technologies, and not enough about Hibernate. I didn't want to lose focus in my book at all, so it concentrates on developing all of the important skills you need to go from a Hibernate beginner to a JPA pro. The book is very focussed, and I believe that the individual who is learning Hibernate will be very thankful for that type of focus.

Now, having said that, I've found that when clients go through my book, and really, really, really understand Hibernate and how Hibernate works, they are very competent at integrating Hibernate into a variety of other projects and frameworks. And that's really the key. Hibernate is Java, so it plays well with any Java program you want to write. If you really understand Hibernate, integrating it into other projects will be a lead pipe cinch.

-Cameron McKenzie
 
Vikrant Sahdev
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Thanks Cameron !
I appreciate your reply and I totally understand the focus should be on Hibernate. I think I just got greedy & curious about other integration stuff.
Again thanks and Good luck for your book. Hope you make big sales & earn great reviews on this one.
 
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