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.