This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
And never being one to pass up an opportunity for self-promotion, I might suggest some of my tutorials on working with Hibernate and JPA annotations. You'll find then easy to work through, and they focus on being simple and easy to get running.