- Paperback: 904 pages
- Publisher: Manning Publications; 1 edition (Dec 15 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1932394885
- ISBN-13: 978-1932394887
- Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 4.6 x 23.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 Kg
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #480,299 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Java Persistence with Hibernate: Revised Edition of Hibernate in Action Paperback – Dec 15 2006
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About 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. He is the co-author with Gavin King of Manning's best-selling Hibernate in Action.
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Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
Although it's mainly about Hibernate 3.2 (and the actual version of hibernate beeing 4.1), the book is still the most complete reference on hibernate so far.
It will help you understand the foundamental knowledge you need to harness the technology.
The examples are clear and working; there are a very little amount of typos but they are easy to figure out. Moreover you will find an errata on hibernate web site.
Who is this book for ?
This book is for newbies as well as for experience developers who will find it to be a good reference manuel on Hibernate.
It is not an How-To book.
You will need to forget about your current project requirement for a litlle while ( one week for me) and enter deeply in the book, trying the examples.
After a week on this book, and a second week trying to apply it to my project, I really experienced an "I Know Kunfu" moment !
I really recommend this book !
This is a bigger version of the older Hibernate in Action & can be called as reference on the desk for Hibernate professionals out there, not only does it explain hows and whens and whys of Hibernate, but the interesting aspect to me was finding useful and often intuitive patterns and their solutions in the Book and that just doesn't include Hibernate's ever popular OSIV pattern but other things as well.
The book also covers JPA and Hibernate's JPA implementation to some extent. Although i think Hibernate's Entity Manager in Manual ( reference manual ) does a better job explaining nuts and bolts. But still its something, other than that there's lots of cool stuff, like Using Objects efficiently, SQL optimizations etc. You'll definitely love this book, because it starts from simplistic examples for newbies out there but also covers enough depth and breadth ...
All in all, Best Investment you'd ever make in Hibernate Arena. Should you finish this book, you'll be an expert in Hibernate Guaranteed.
My only gripe is that while this book makes a great reference or a great aid to the experienced developer to bring his hibernate skills to the best level, it fails miserably when used to learn Hibernate from scratch. It's a pity because with a little more effort this could have been the perfect Hibernate book. In particular, 90 % of the example code is from the 'Caveat Emptor' hibernate reference application. Perfectly nice to the veteran developer, but a beginner needs to see the code in action immediately, and building and analyzing 'Caveat Emptor' or translate the original code into his own 'experiments' will probably be way out of his reach. Finally, the writing style is lofty, self-conceited and abysmally boring, and fails to point out what is important from the (almost always) irrelevant details. This being said, Hibernate Foundations are all in this book, which makes a real treasure trove for a senior developer who has already fought a few battles with Hibernate. A good Hibernate intro book has still to be written, so my only advice to the newbie is try some online tutorials, maybe browse the hibernate official website, find something more 'human-friendly' and 'New-Testament-like' , get to play with Hibernate a little, to the point where you can write a very simple, even rudimentary application, and then you will be ready to start wrestling with this bible.