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Author/s : Cameron McKenzie
Publisher : Self Published
Category : Data modeling, SQL and JDBC
Review by : Mark Spritzler
Rating : 9 horseshoes

Hibernate is a subject dear to my heart. It is a database tool that I would not live without. However, it has a steep learning curve. In Hibernate Made Easy, author Cameron McKenzie does a great job in getting someone who is brand new to Hibernate, up and running quickly and understanding the basics of Hibernate to effectively take on its learning curve.

Keep in mind when reading this book, that in order to keep it simple, some alternative solutions are not discussed. This is a book to get you started. So it didn't mention that you can have Hibernate automatically search your classpath for @Entity classes, but used addAnnotatedClass() method calls. This is ok, and might be fixed by the time you buy the book.

Now, there are many pieces to the Hibernate puzzle and Cameron manages to pick the subjects that are the necessary building blocks to move on to the more advanced topics. If you are just learning Hibernate, I highly recommend this book to take you on the path of righteousness.
 
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Sir
Is this book available in Indian edition in India?I want to learn purchase its Indian edition to learn Hibernate.
[ September 11, 2008: Message edited by: pradeep singh ]
 
Shailesh Chandra
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I do not think it is available in India, I searched bookstores but could not find.

Only Author/Publisher can tell about this.

Thanks,
Shailesh
 
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I would suggest do a search on the forums. Cameron has been asked this question earlier. I think he/she is still looking for a publisher in India, but says the e-book is available for purchase through amazon.com. (I'm not sure though). Like I said try to do a search.

HTH
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I'm currently talking to a publisher about getting all of my books, the SCJA Guides, Portlet Programming book, and What is WebSphere?, printed up and distributed in India. We may be looking at early 2009?

Thanks so much for the interest! Self-publishing makes everything a tad more difficult.

-Cameron McKenzie
 
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Hello Sir,

Its 2009,

I am waiting for your book to release in india. Can you tell us what is the progress..

Thanks,
Jigar Naik
 
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Cameron Wallace McKenzie wrote:I'm currently talking to a publisher about getting all of my books, the SCJA Guides, Portlet Programming book, and What is WebSphere?, printed up and distributed in India. We may be looking at early 2009?

Thanks so much for the interest! Self-publishing makes everything a tad more difficult.

-Cameron McKenzie



Yes. It is easier to get published via POD, but more work in terms of distribution and marketing . Is there any POD in India?
 
Jigar Naik
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Its April 2009,

Gift me your book.
 
Kiran Bhangale
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I am also waiting for your books in India Cameron.
 
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Hi Cameron,
Just see this topic, you are amazing .

I was thinking about writing some technical books, but so far I don't start yet.
 
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Cameron seems to have vanished into thin air .I also recently bought the book and its REALLY a great book for getting to grips with Hibernate.
 
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Shailesh Chandra
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Still I can not see the book in bookstore

@Cameron : When can we expect book to be available in India, and If it is available then could you please provide details ?

Shailesh
 
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I do not think it is available in India...
I searched in bookstore but I could not find....
 
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Hi Cameron Wallace McKenzie ,

I did not read your book but your book on hibernate is having very high rating in Amazon.
I want to start learning hibernate from your book.

Please see that this book gets published in india
 
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Cameron, are the SCJA books available in India now...?
 
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Cameron, may i translate your book to Indonesian language? so Indonesian people can have a reference using hibernate in java.
 
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I was required to know Hibernate for my current project, and for the past 3 months I was struggling with it, not understanding why I cant call save() everytime my persistence instance changes their properties, etc. It was until I chanced upon the article 'How Hibernate Works' on Mr Cameron's website. It immediately enlightens me on the concept of Hibernate. It was so easy to understand the author's style of explanation that I purchased his book straight away.

Earlier this week, I received the book. And my first impression after reading the first 3 chapters of the book? "Every technology book should be written this way!"

It really helps a Hibernate beginner like me to very quickly understand the fundamentals. Everything in this book are kept to the basic simple way to explain it. The codes does not relies on complicated Ant Build, confusing IDE configuration or complex database creation. Nice!

What made me very pleasantly surprised was the author even considered how to design the layout of the book so that his readers will take most comfort in. Thank you very much!

Although the book is priced a little on the high end, but let me assure you, if you want to understand the fundamentals of Hibernate quickly, this book is worth every penny.

To show my appreciation for this book, I shall give it a top score of 5/5 smilies, (just like how Mr Cameron do it in his book)



Thank you Mr Cameron!


P.S. Mr Cameron, I've heard that you are writing a book for Spring. Is that true? If it is, when will it be on sale?
 
Jigar Naik
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Hey Cameron,

why this book is not available in india !!!

 
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Jigar Naik wrote:Hey Cameron,

why this book is not available in india !!!



You mean, you want an Indian edition of that book?

Or do you just want to buy that book in India? You can always order online at Flipkart for example http://www.flipkart.com/hibernate-made-easy-cameron-wallace-book-0615201954 and get it delivered at your doorstep.
 
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i need indian edition, as the price on www.flipkart.com is too costly.
 
Jigar Naik
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Is the PDF version of this book available ? Can i buy PDF version of this book in India ?
 
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Hi Cameron ,

Finally i bought your book hibernate made easy. Your book cost me 3000 INR which is 6 times higher the other books in India but i don't regret it.

It's simply awesome book.

Thanks a lot for writing a book like this.

Good Luck !!!

Regards,
Jigar Naik
 
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Is this book available in India now ?
Could somebody tell me the publisher's name.

Thanks,
Pramod
 
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Best book for developer I ever bought.
If you read and do the example during weekend
by Monday you can not only code
you can tell other developer what is Hibernate and
how it work and how the application should implement in your project.
It worth buying.
AR
 
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Still i can't get his book in general book store.
 
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@cameron:we want to have a published book of yours in Iran ,Islamic Republic Of.
 
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Can I get a sample chapter from this book ?
 
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Hibernate used in this book is outdated. Please add the changes online or create a new book. There is NO WAY I am going to use any other book to learn hibernate.
This is the only thing that comes close to the head first style of teaching.
 
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Where is all the code for your book ? Do I have to type it all ???
 
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Is this book still worth buying?, its quite expensive 50 dollars and its from 2008, i dont mind the price too much but learning outdated stuff inst nice for this price
 
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I believe that everything in the book is still relevant, though there may be new Hibernate features that have come out afterwards that will not be covered.

While I have a long list of beefs with the book (mostly layout), I still think it is the best Hibernate resource I've seen. I read other Hibernate books at the time and none of them were particularly helpful. This is the book that helped me "get" Hibernate.
 
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Hi Cameron. In page 297 =, your book have a errors at the bottom. You are cast a Long to int, which is not allow by Java.
Peace. Btw, where is all the codes for this book ? I am typing it all by hand.

Bear Bibeault wrote:I believe that everything in the book is still relevant, though there may be new Hibernate features that have come out afterwards that will not be covered.

While I have a long list of beefs with the book (mostly layout), I still think it is the best Hibernate resource I've seen. I read other Hibernate books at the time and none of them were particularly helpful. This is the book that helped me "get" Hibernate.


Btw, its still relevant to me even today. The other books are so yucky.
 
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