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Learning Hibernate

Prithvi Sehgal
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Dear All,

I have a query that i want to learn hibernate and practically implement something out of it.

I have purchased book of Cameron i.e. Hibernate Made Easy and i am starting to read it from tomorrow.
I am planning to put a week to go through this book, but after reading it, i want to implement something
in hibernate, else only reading books won't help. I want to test it practically.

Can anyone suggest me , any sample application that i can make using hibernate?

Looking forward for any pointers.

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Bear Bibeault
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There are hundreds, if not thousands of choices. Pick a problem you have, and solve it.

For example, I taught myself Hibernate by writing an application that keeps track of my extensive movie collection.

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Pradeep Kumar
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Joined: Sep 08, 2006
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Even I am learning Hibernate from the past few weeks. The best advice would be to write small programs for each concept you learn. I recommend this approach as building an application may not cover all the use cases for all the concepts. Target each concept one at a time. Understand the exact significance and impact by altering the examples to make the understanding concepts concrete. Once you do it then start your application and implement your understanding. At least I use this approach.

Thanks and Regards, Pradeep Kumar
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Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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I do hope you enjoy my little book.

A good little project is an online quiz. Put together an five question, online test, that allows someone to register, take an online exam, and save the results. I often get my students to put a little application like that together. It's familiar to most people, and if you put some Java questions in there, you could even put it online and have some certification aspirants come to your website and take it.

-Cameron McKenzie
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