Hibernate in Action

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Hibernate practically exploded on the Java scene. Why is this open-source tool so popular? Because it automates a tedious task: persisting your Java objects to a relational database. The inevitable mismatch between your object-oriented code and the relational database requires you to write code that maps one to the other. This code is often complex, tedious and costly to develop. Hibernate does the mapping for you.
Not only that, Hibernate makes it easy. Positioned as a layer ...

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Overview

Hibernate practically exploded on the Java scene. Why is this open-source tool so popular? Because it automates a tedious task: persisting your Java objects to a relational database. The inevitable mismatch between your object-oriented code and the relational database requires you to write code that maps one to the other. This code is often complex, tedious and costly to develop. Hibernate does the mapping for you.
Not only that, Hibernate makes it easy. Positioned as a layer between your application and your database, Hibernate takes care of loading and saving of objects. Hibernate applications are cheaper, more portable, and more resilient to change. And they perform better than anything you are likely to develop yourself.
"Hibernate in Action" carefully explains the concepts you need, then gets you going. It builds on a single example to show you how to use Hibernate in practice, how to deal with concurrency and transactions, how to efficiently retrieve objects and use caching.
The authors created Hibernate and they field questions from the Hibernate community every day-they know how to make Hibernate sing. Knowledge and insight seep out of every pore of this book.
"What's Inside"
- ORM concepts
- Getting started
- Many real-world tasks
- The Hibernate application development process

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Java objects and relational databases have never matched up well: Ask any programmer who’s had to bridge them. Hibernate handles those bridging tasks seamlessly, so you can build better enterprise database applications, with far less hassle. Now Hibernate’s founder and a member of the core development team give you an insider’s tour -- complete with a start-to-finish case study.

Christian Bauer and Gavin King thoroughly explain Hibernate’s “object/relational mapping” approach. You’ll learn to map persistent classes; work with persistent objects; use transactions, concurrency, and caching. You’ll find best practices for Hibernate design and development; even coverage of advanced tools like Middlegen -- indispensable for working with “untouchable” legacy database schema. Hibernate’s the most useful enterprise Java technology to arrive in years. With this book, you’ll own it. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

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Albeit very technical, [Hibernate in Action] reads astonishingly easy -- and this kind of book is unfortunately very rare nowadays. My congratulations to the authors for this excellent piece of work -- it was worth the wait.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932394153
  • Publisher: Manning Publications Company
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Series: In Action Series
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,403,414
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Christian Bauer is a member of the Hibernate developer team. He works as a trainer, consultant, and product manager for Hibernate, EJB 3.0, and JBoss Team at JBoss, a division of Red Hat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2006

    Excellent Book

    This book is an excellent one on Hibernate! The way the authors showed the mismatch between OO Model and existing Relational Model (would it be appropriate if I call existing SQL Model? SQL Model != Relational Model)is enlightening.They have shown why the above two models are orthogonal. The authors have shown how various OO concepts could be transparently implemented in O/R middleware. I have put this book on 'Must Read/Refer' category.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2005

    Essential Book for New and Experienced Developers

    I have not read any other Hibernate Books but spent time digging through online Hibernate examples and the Hibernate Reference manual. This does work, but is a lot more tedious and frustrating than sitting down with a well-written book from the Hibernate authors. The Hibernate In Action book is a compact (408 pages), focused, no nonsense read and an essential resource for anyone venturing into the ORM landscape. The first three chapters of this book alone are indispensable for developers that want to quickly build an application leveraging Hibernate, but more importantly really want to understand Hibernate concepts, framework, methodology and the reasons that shaped the framework design. The remaining chapters continue the comprehensive overview of Hibernate that include how to map to and persist objects, inheritance, transactions, concurrency, caching, retrieving objects efficiently using HQL, configuring Hibernate for managed and unmanaged environments, and the Hibernate Toolset that can be leveraged for several different development scenarios.

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