Most helpful critical review
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Good for basics but not a total solution
on 8 December 2012
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.