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Approach about Spring Persistence Book

 
Mark Reyes
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Hi Paul,

I just recently learned about spring (..and is still learning ) and have been using it in a small project of mine.
I am really a novice on Persistence framework such as JPA/Hibernate and been using plain old spring jdbc template.

With this, pardon me if my question wont be as technical and not nitty-gritty hibernate questions as the other posters here have already posted.
I look up at the apress site and found that you have another book entitled Spring Persistence - A Running Start.
My question would be:

1. Does this book complement the first book?
2. If I could only afford one book, which do you suggest? (Its hard to order book from abroad... taxes almost doubles the price when I order from a local bookstore..)
3. Whats the approach in your book? Is this a one stop technical book that discusses everything or is this a book that builds a simple project and enhances it progressively.
I really like the latter.

I would really like to learn how to use Hibernate and integrate it into my spring project.
 
Christophe Verré
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2. If I could only afford one book, which do you suggest? (Its hard to order book from abroad... taxes almost doubles the price when I order from a local bookstore..)

Note that ebooks are much cheaper, so if you don't mind reading ebooks, that's an option.
 
Brian Murphy
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Hey Mark,

First, thanks for your interest in the book! Let me take a quick stab at your questions...

1. Does this book complement the first book?


Spring Persistence, A Running Start takes you through a wide range of persistence topics ranging from simple JDBC using JdbcTemplate to JPA/Hibernate to iBatis to JCR. The new book represents a much deeper dive into Hibernate and its internals.

If I could only afford one book, which do you suggest?


I'm hard pressed to argue with Christophe's suggestion Seriously though, folks who are new to persistence with Spring and trying to determine what framework to use may want to check out the Running Start book. For developers who are already committed to Hibernate, the upcoming book is likely the best bet.

Whats the approach in your book? Is this a one stop technical book that discusses everything or is this a book that builds a simple project and enhances it progressively?


We've taken a sample application and fleshed it out over the course of the book, so it sounds like you're in luck

Cheers,

Brian D. Murphy
 
Mark Reyes
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Hi Brian,

Thanks a lot for the info..
 
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