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* Winners: Hibernate & JPA Training

 
Jeanne Boyarsky
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First, a big thanks to Richard Chesterwood for being here to promote Hibernate & JPA Training.

The winners are:

Will Myers
Bell Katapa
E Armitage
Joe Harry

Please send your e- mail address to bookpromotion AT javaranch DOT com. To ensure the quickest response, please provide the following:

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Winner - Hibernate & JPA Training - Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

As noted in the Book Promotion Eligibility Requirements and Legal type stuff, the winners have 8 days to submit their information.

Thanks and congrats to all the winners.
 
Joe Harry
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Woooo.... after a long long time, I'm winning again! Thanks Javaranch and thanks to the respective authors.

Congratulations to the other winners!
 
E Armitage
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*blush*
 
Tim Cooke
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That looks like a really great prize. Congratulations to all winners!
 
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Well done everyone! I hope the course proves to be useful - keep in touch.

Richard.
 
Bell Katapa
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Wow! I that my name? I can't stop smiling
 
sid smith
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At $429, it seems quite expensive. How is this better than a popular beginner friendly book like Hibernate made easy which is $60 ? The book has a JSP, hibernate based project too. Anyway, are you going to make tutorials on TDD for Java too ?
 
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It's a training course -- not just a book.
 
sid smith
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Bear Bibeault wrote:It's a training course -- not just a book.

Umm...I get that. But, the book seems better to me in terms of value for money. It provides most of the lessons in the course and also a mock project of significant complexity. After that, Hibernate in action might be the next step to take. All this for < $100. I am unable to see if the course offers anything better than the book. I'd really appreciate it if the authors could also comment.
 
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Sid

I work for VPP although Hibernate isn't my course (or specialist knowlege area).

But to try and answer your question, what this (and all our courses) offers is something closer to a face-to-face training experience. Different people have different preferred ways of learning - for some reading books is great, for others, a more visual / audio experience helps them grasp topics and get a better understanding. Personally I find a video course is a much easier process than working through a book... we think that learning topics from books is hard, and we try and make it easier.

The price of the course reflects the significant effort that goes into developing it (normally over 6 months effort for each course, including lots of testing to check what does and doesn't work) - it costs more than a book as we think you'll get far more value from it than a book can offer, but far cheaper than a face to face course would cost.

The other thing you get with one of our courses, that you won't get with a book, is support. If you get stuck while studying, you can email us for help and we'll give you personalised guidance. This even includes sending us your code or stack traces and we'll through it working out what's wrong. Of course you'll always get help on forums like JavaRanch too...

This is starting to sound like an advert and I'm not sure we're strictly allowed to do this on here, but I hope this helps answer your question - but I must say we love books too!!!

Matt
 
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