I want develop a simple desktop application. For that i want use JPA to handle the persistance logic.
What are the jar files i need to download ( means where the implementation for JPA spec is available)
Is the Hibernate 3.0 an implementation for JPA specification ?.
Just give me simple steps to wirte a simple java program to store an entity ( at least give me the url where the example available, i have googled for the same and most of them are in J2EE environment, but i need in J2SE)
It is possible to use Hibernate as JPA implementation in a J2SE environment.
In order to use Hibernate in a J2SE environment basically you have to configure some parameters (transaction-type="RESOURCE_LOCAL") since you cannot use connection pools and other resources from J2EE application servers.
You can find detailed information in Hibernate documentation: