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Hibernate JPA Bibliography (Any good book to purchase ?)

peter kosmas
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Joined: Aug 26, 2008
Posts: 79
Hello there...
I am now starting learning Hibernate & JPA !
What should i do ? Start with hibernate and then JPA ?
They go both .. i Know
But what would be best ? Learn Hibernate on the start ?
or Just start Buying a book on JPA and start there ?
Don't know much...
Can someone recomend me a good book for a Starter ?
I check some but not sure from the reviews ..
They are sometimes confusing ...
Best Regards..

Time is relative so there is no way i can be late.
~Albert Einstein~
Martin Dames
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Joined: Aug 29, 2009
Posts: 3
Hi Peter,

I recommend Java Persistence with Hibernate by Christian Bauer and Gavin King. Its an excellent book, which covers important information about Hibernate and JPA with a lots of background info and hints.

Regards,

Martin.
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
author and cow tipper
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Well, check out my take on Hibernate books here:

What are the best books for learning Hibernate?

I own Java Persistence with Hibernate (JPWH), and it's a great 800 page reference, but I wouldn't wish it upon anyone to try and learn Hibernate from that book. It really is a reference, and it covers everything, so if you are using Hibernate intensely, you really need to have it. But trying to learn hibernate with that book is like trying to learn how to drive a car by starting off by studying everything about an internal combustion engine. You're going to get alot of information that won't be immediately useful.

JPWH is what motivated me to write "Hibernate Made Easy." Hibernate really is easy and powerful, and if you learn the basics, you'll find that all of the advance stuff is easy to pick up because it just starts to make sense. So, if you're trying to learn Hibernate, and you want to get productive and effective at it in a hurry, without getting frustrated, pick up a copy of my book as well. Most people say that they can actually finish it in a weekend, so they leave work on Friday and know nothing, and come in on Monday morning and know more than anyone else on their team. Plus, it's a fun read.

Keep in mind that I am the author, so my opinion is obviously biased. Read the reviews on amazon for various Hibernate books and come to your own conclusions.

Good luck. Even if you're interested in learning some Hibernate stuff right away, check out my signature links. I've got a bunch of free tutorials on Hiberante as well

Kindest regards,

-Cameron McKenzie
peter kosmas
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Joined: Aug 26, 2008
Posts: 79
Hello i am interested in your book ..
IF you are the writer can you sell this book in Hardcover ?
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
author and cow tipper
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Hey Peter! Thanks for the interest.

Shoot me a private message through JavaRanch, lest it appears too much like I'm trying to use this forum to promote my book. I mean, I am doing that, but I don't want people to catch on. The short answer to your question though is 'probably yes.'
peter kosmas
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I don't believe you want to do that ....
I allways prefer Hard copy on Books
They look Professional
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