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Book Description

Hibernate has clearly arrived. Are you ready to benefit from its simple way of working with relational databases as Java objects? This PDF updates the introductory material from the award-winning Hibernate: A Developer's Notebook to teach you how to jump right in and get productive with the current release of Hibernate.

You'll be walked through the ins and outs of setting up Hibernate and some related tools that make it easier to use--and that may give you new ideas about how to store information in your Java programs.

In short, this PDF gives you exactly the information you need to start using Hibernate today.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started with Hibernate 3
    1. A Note Regarding Supplemental Files
    2. Put Ant to Work
      1. Download Ant
      2. Check Your Java Version
      3. Digging Deeper (Optional)
    3. Get HSQLDB
      1. Download HSQLDB
      2. Alternatives
    4. Get Hibernate
    5. Set Up a Project Hierarchy
      1. A Quick Test
      2. Troubleshooting
      3. Progress Check
    6. Mapping Data
    7. Write a Mapping Document
    8. Generate the Java Class
    9. Generate the Database Schema
    10. Persist Some Objects
    11. Find Data as Objects
    12. Deleting Objects
    13. Better Ways to Build Queries
    14. Connecting Hibernate to MySQL
    15. Where to Go Next
      1. Online Manuals
      2. Books
      3. Dealing with Newer Releases