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good book on Hibernate...

Somasekar Reddy
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Joined: Oct 24, 2005
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Hi All,
I am getting interested to swim in hibernate...would really appreciate if you can suggest me some good book on Hibernate...
(am located in india so preferable available in India or soft copy that i can purchase online..)

please let me some other resources like online blogs/groups or sites that i can get the information about the same...
Thanks in advance,
Somasekar Reddy.

Somasekar, SCJP, SCWCD , SCBCD. Proud member of and Javaranch.
Peer Reynders

Joined: Aug 19, 2005
Posts: 2933
Hibernate In Action
Hibernate In Action (ThoutReader + PDF ebook)
Granted it�s for Hibernate 2 but the reviews for Pro Hibernate 3 (no ebook yet) are a bit mixed.

With HIA a solid grasp of SQL will help with HQL and some of the other material. It's not really a "work along book". Download Hibernate poke around its sample application (eg\org\hibernate\auction) and try to get it to run. That experience should be enough to help you to get the chapter 3 code to actually run. From then on basically "just read". Once you had a pass through the book have a look at the caveatemptor sample application. The main problem is that it's one big project that uses a lot of different Hibernate concepts and features � there are no chapter by chapter mini-projects. You may also want to go through the Hibernate 2 version of CaveatEmptor first � there seems to be some EJB 3 and JBoss related matter in the Hibernate 3 version (and you also need Hibernate Annotations for that one � it�s a separate download).

Hibernate Tutorial - The Road to Hibernate
Introduction to Hibernate
[ April 10, 2006: Message edited by: Peer Reynders ]
Somasekar Reddy
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Joined: Oct 24, 2005
Posts: 38
Thanks Peer Reynders...
I agree. Here's the link:
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