Just Hibernate
A Lightweight Introduction to the Hibernate Framework
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: June 2014
Pages: 140

If you’re looking for a short, sweet, and simple introduction (or reintroduction) to Hibernate, this is the book you want. Through clear real-world examples, you’ll learn Hibernate and object-relational mapping from the ground up, starting with the basics. Then you’ll dive into the framework’s moving parts to understand how they work in action.

Storing Java objects in relational databases is usually a challenging and complex task for any Java developer, experienced or not. This book, like others in the Just series, delivers a concise, example-driven tutorial for Java beginners. You’ll gain enough knowledge and confidence to start working on real-world projects with Hibernate.

  • Compare how JDBC and Hibernate work with object persistence
  • Learn how annotations are used to create Hibernate applications
  • Understand how to persist and retrieve Java data structures
  • Focus on the fundamentals of associations and their mappings
  • Delve into advanced concepts such as caching, inheritance, and types
  • Walk through the Hibernate Query Language API, with examples
  • Develop Java Persistence API applications, using Hibernate as the provider
  • Work hands-on with code snippets to understand the technology
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Just hibernate

By Alpi

from Russia, Moscow

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  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Novice

    Comments about oreilly Just Hibernate:

    The book is light and straightforward. It deals with nothing but hibernate. You never find here any benchmark or best practices or history review. Just hibernate in its current state from basics to most commonly used features. However it is good enough as a "reading to understand the idea" and " reading to start with". The examples are transparent and ready to use.
    Read it if you have no (or small) experience with hibernate and you need a lightweight and practical introduction.

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    A nice way to learn or revisit Hibernate

    By Fernando

    from Brasília, DF Brazil

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    • Accurate
    • Concise
    • Easy to understand
    • Helpful examples
    • Well-written

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      • Novice
      • Student

      Comments about oreilly Just Hibernate:

      The book seemed to me an opportunity to make a Hibernate revision. I've decided to adopt a grounds up approach, like building the whole development environment from scratch, and mini-projects on each basic mapping seen in the book.

      So I've put to myself the challenge to build such mini-projects, consisting of:
      - hibernate configuration files;
      - domain and main classes;
      - SQL scripts to create the corresponding tables;
      - Windows "bat" files to compile and run each mini-project.

      Now I'm able to review and run each mini-project independently, and going back to a large project with those basic concepts clarified seems easier now!

      Please notice that this is an introductory book, with a "succintly" approach. You'll see most of the basic Hibernate mapping techniques, but the HQL section is rather brief.

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