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tools of the hibernator

 
Helen Ge
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Hi,

I am new to the hibernate. I read some examples and realized that there is a three-way relationship between Java classes, database tables, and Hibernate maps. I also read some artiles that mentioned that hibernate provides tools that allow you to use any one of these three items to generate the other two.

I'd like to know in order to use the hibernate tools with the hibernate x3, what should I download? - some tutorial mentioned the hibernate extention, some mentioned the hibernate tool. I got confused- are they same or the extension was for the hibernate x2 and hibernate tool for hibernate x3?

In the real world practice, which work flow is more reasonable? - When you are starting out with Hibernate,are you most likely to generate a Hibernate mapping file and Java class from existing database tables? or hard-coding the POJO java and generate the mapping file use tools?

I am using IBM websphere site developer studio, can someone show me some good tutorial using the hibernate tools for easy and quick implementation on hibernate 3 project?

Thanks!

Helen
 
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