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Hibernate Made Easy: Simplified Data Persistence with Hibernate and JPA (Java Persistence API) Annotations [Paperback]

Cameron Wallace McKenzie , Kerri Sheehan
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25 April 2008 0615201954 978-0615201955
If HIBERNATE makes Java-based, data-persistence, so incredibly easy to perform, then why do all of the most popular resources make Hibernate technology so darned impossible to learn? Well, learning Hibernate doesn't have to be hard anymore; not with a copy of HIBERNATE MADE EASY by your side! Cameron McKenzie's, Hibernate Made Easy, finally brings to light the idea that a technology that is fun and easy to use, should also be fun and easy to learn. Building upon simple, straight forward examples that make even the most difficult topics easy to understand, this book explores all of the key concepts that you absolutely must know in order to start effectively leveraging the Hibernate framework. Discarding the old, XML based, -hbm- mapping files, Hibernate Made Easy will show you how to simplify your designs by leveraging both Hibernate and JPA annotations together, making your applications more manageable, maintainable, and most importantly, faster and easier to develop! From the fundamental, Create, Retrieve, Update & Delete operations, to the mapping of complex inheritance hierarchies, Hibernate Made Easy explains it, using a friendly and conversational style that reads less like a technical book, and more like an informative conversation with a Hibernate expert. And while the examples in the book are incredibly easy to follow and reproduce (---there are no code errors in this book -- that is guaranteed!---), the concepts this book will help you learn will empower you to solve even the most daunting programming challenges. From managing transactions over an HTTP based request-response cycle, to implementing highly advanced Data Access Objects (DAOs) with Java 5 generics, this book will teach you what you really need to know about Java based persistence with Hibernate. If you want to learn Hibernate, if you want to learn Hibernate quickly, and you want it explained in a manner that is easy to follow and understand, there really is no other choice. Get a copy of Cameron McKenzie's Hibernate Made Easy today! For more information, check out hiberbook.com

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  • Paperback: 442 pages
  • Publisher: PulpJava (25 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615201954
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615201955
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 14 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 469,186 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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This is really the book that the Hibernate industry needed. Loaded with independent examples, written in a funny and interactive manner, and covering all of the fundamentals you need to really understand Hibernate, and get the most out of your persistence layer.

This is far and away better than any other Hibernate learning guide on the market.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book on hibernate 26 Feb 2009
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I bought "Hibernate in Action" earlier...but couldn't manage to read the book out of my office hours. And when I started reading the book..I realized there were not many examples and this book was not meant for lazy readers like me.

I was looking for a book that gives me a quick understanding of Hibernate with solid examples... and finally it turned out to be the book by Cameron McKenzie "Hibernate made easy"!

I get demotivated when I see bible like books..but this is a small and light weighted book :)

Author has re-presented the examples/topics covered in the earlier pages again when ever needed so one need not turn the pages back for reference.

Finished the first 4 chapters in just 5 hours or so... yet to read the left over chapters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Introduction to Hibernate 19 Jan 2009
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This book provides an excellent, fluid and easily read introduction to Hibernate using annotations for those with no prior experience.

Readers with good a grasp of Java \ SQL and general database concepts will get the most from this book while having some knowledge and appreciation of basic design patterns will also help.

Good points to note are that the book is very short and unpadded, it gets to the crux of issues quickly, that which needs reiterated is, code is displayed in full throughout, the style is very readable and the code examples are basic but relevant in the real world, ideal for getting the concepts across.

Worthy of note is the use of varied font sizes when displaying code to ensure it fits completely on a page, this may not be to everyones taste but I liked it. It means you are never missing an import or declaration that could invalidate your code and also gets you into the mode of really reading code displayed in a non standard format, a skill you will definitely need if you plan to do an SCJP cert in Java or if following someone elses work.

Bad points -- can't think of any to be honest.

All in all an excellent non waffle resource to introduce Hibernate, and all read in about 4 days.

Hope he does one of these for Spring aswell.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent introduction for Hibernate novices 18 Jan 2010
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I really enjoyed McKenzie's writing style (which is chatty and friendly) and his efforts to keep the code segments lean, simple and reproducable on two pages at most.

Having already fallen foul of the quite complex 'beginners' problem domain in 'Spring In Action' (which is almost the domain model for eBay!), McKenzie's approach of staying with a single domain model class (with only two fields) for most of the early chapters is reassuring as it provides ample opportunity to absorb what he has written about JPA Annotations and POJOs.

Individual (short) chapters on each of the main association and inheritance types are provided and these build up to a small, medium complexity domain model accessed by JSPs (but note, this is NOT a book about Web programming!)

As other reviewers have already written, you will eventually require a more weighty volume on Hibernate (or use the Hibernate web-site) for a more in-depth understanding, but, if you are like me, and have been confused by other books, or over-awed by the complexity covered in them, then this book will start you off on the right foot and have you producing generic DAOs by the end.

A very quick and useful read that I have recommended to others in my team.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very very basic. Very very easy to read! 13 Jan 2010
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I bought this book as I wanted the absolute simplest, easiest no-frills overview of Hibernate and JPA. It delivered. You can essentially skim through the whole book in half a day. You don't even need to code anything as it's all in front of you and the examples are very simple. At the end you will have a basic overview of Hibernate and the veils will have been drawn back. You'll also have a whole load of questions as well. This is the point at which you'll then order another "proper" Hibernate book as a heavy-duty reference. Let me make this very clear: for a professional programmer this book is useless as a reference. There is very little detail. Everything is very basic. But this is not a criticism as the book is not intended to be this. If you are intending to "look at Hibernate" and are not short of money I'd recommend you buy this and skim it first before buying a full blow reference book. It's sucks trying to get a high level overview from some chunky reference book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for basics but not a total solution 8 Dec 2012
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I bought this book to refresh my Hibernate skills since it was a few years since I'd last used it. This book was useful to get the basic syntax, annotations and to get clear about mappings, inheritance and queries. It's not a complete solution though - there is a lot lacking, such as query optimization, fetching strategies which are not covered.
But after reading this book, the online Hibernate documentation became more approachable.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Way to much unnecessary text 24 Oct 2010
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The book will get you through learning Hibernate with JPA which is why you are considering the book in the first place. But man, it is dull. There's so much unnecessary text, api's without explanations, bad jokes, catch ups on what have been done so far and catch up on the catch ups so you almost fall asleep. This book would have been perfect if it was cut down to 10 percent of the pages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book having fun while learning technology I have ever read
A book having fun while learning technology I have ever read. Very friendly wording. I felt like one of my old friend is talking next to me. Thanks to Cameron McKenzie.
Published 2 months ago by Mustafa Nami HAS
4.0 out of 5 stars New or basic hibernate users? Just get it!
I ve been using hibernate in small scale projects by following recipies found on the internet and needed a book to study the technology in an organized manner. Read more
Published on 7 Oct 2012 by George Papat
5.0 out of 5 stars friendly and easy to read
What I really like about this book is how easy it is to get through. It is written like a tech book for a lay man. Read more
Published on 31 May 2012 by thomas doherty
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
well... I was tentative to buy this book and I was disappointed when I received it as I found the pages are full of texts!! Read more
Published on 15 Mar 2012 by samo
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read introduction to Hibernate
I had actually used Hibernate some 5 years ago, but recently had to come back to it and all I've previously learnt was all but forgotten. Read more
Published on 25 Feb 2012 by ijabz
4.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction gets you up to speed with the basic concepts
When I worked as a Java developer, I would lend this book to new recruits who hadn't touched Hibernate before and found they would be up to speed within about half a day. Read more
Published on 19 April 2011 by The Happy Space Invader
4.0 out of 5 stars Great and comprehensive
The book is well done, simple and intuitive, suitable for novice and intermediate users. For further improvement could add an actual sample web application instance. Read more
Published on 29 July 2010 by massimo
1.0 out of 5 stars Not suited to readers with any hibernate knowledge
The book covers the basics of Hibernate, mentions design patterns (DAO and Factory) and the basics of annotations. Read more
Published on 17 May 2010 by Christopher Lack
5.0 out of 5 stars Hibernate made easy indeed
I loved McKenzie, he has humor and explains most things I wanted to know about Hibernate. I strongly recommend this book for everyone who wants to learn how to use Hibernate... Read more
Published on 15 Oct 2009 by Konstantinos Tsiknas
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