hi friends i want to learn Hibernate from home.Is core java,Jsp,Servlet knowledge enough to learn hibernate and also please
forward me the link to download hibernate software. Currently i am using Jdk1.5,Eclipse jee 3.X version, mySql 5.0 ,mysql-connector-java-5.1.10 Do the sofwares i have mentioned enough for running Hibernate applications and also suggest me the best book for Hibernate begginners.
All you really need for Hibernate is knowledge of Java and an understanding of relational databases. If you want to learn a bit more, knowledge of JPA is useful.
You get Hibernate from their website. You'll find all you need to know about the necessary environment from their documentation (of course, feel free to ask questions here too ).
Hibernate in Action is a decent book to learn from - there are others (search this forum for suggestions). Personally, I'm not sure you need a book to learn the basics of Hibernate (there are plenty examples and the documentation is OK), though one certainly helps for more advanced use.
As Paul mentioned, www.hibernate.org is where you'll want to go to find the resources you'll need to download. My signature links provide a variety of tutorials on how to get set up with Hibernate and how to verify a Hibernate installation, so you might find them helpful. I'm also the author of Hibernate Made Easy, which has been very successful at getting people up and running with Hibernate.