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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An ambitious book, with a curve that might be a little too steep for some
An interesting book.

The author of this book was very ambitious as to the amount of understanding that they were trying to deliver. Dispensing with many of the page filling/book swelling instructions on installing the components, most of the chapters are a head first dive into practical examples from the accompanying book code examples illustrating each of the...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Quick introduction guide
This book gives you the idea you will learn a lot from this single title. Well it doesn't. You have to look at this book as a quick introduction into how you could practice agile development, and it gives you a very brief introduction on the tools and frameworks.

Look at this book as an intro, with a very steep learning curve.

For beginners this book...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Quick introduction guide, 5 May 2007
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This review is from: Agile Java Development with Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse (Paperback)
This book gives you the idea you will learn a lot from this single title. Well it doesn't. You have to look at this book as a quick introduction into how you could practice agile development, and it gives you a very brief introduction on the tools and frameworks.

Look at this book as an intro, with a very steep learning curve.

For beginners this book it surely is too hard .. if you did some Java/JEE development before in another context with other tools and/or frameworks and you want an idea how to work with the tools mentioned, you can try this book.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars An awful book - hugely disappointing!, 16 Feb 2007
This review is from: Agile Java Development with Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse (Paperback)
This book sysnopsis leads you to believe that this will give you an introduction on how to use Hibernate Spring and Eclipse for agile development. It doesn't do it well; it doesn't even give you a good introduction to any of the individual subjects. The "worked" example is so badly done that it's impossible to code it yourself. The author will start a section with the impression that you will incrementally build the example, but you can't as all of it is dependent on other parts being completed (these haven't at that point been covered and this will also be done very superficially).The section on Spring is really poor. You end up with very litle idea of how to use Spring, the author (throughout the book) just gives snapshots of portions of code and xml with no adequate explanation. It seems that the author has developed an application and only has described, very briefly, only the portions of the application, and only very briefly the bits of Spring and Hibernate he used to develop it.

On top of all that, there is a smugness in his writing that eventually becomes somewhat irritating.

If you want an introduction to any of the subjects this book purports to cover, save your money and look elsewhere.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An ambitious book, with a curve that might be a little too steep for some, 4 Oct 2006
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An interesting book.

The author of this book was very ambitious as to the amount of understanding that they were trying to deliver. Dispensing with many of the page filling/book swelling instructions on installing the components, most of the chapters are a head first dive into practical examples from the accompanying book code examples illustrating each of the technologies.

This results in a experience that has a steep learning curve, for example I had to go away and check the online documentation for junit, spring and hibernate at various points to fully understand the examples.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Book, 10 April 2007
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I've read many books of late on Spring and Hibernate. This stands out as being an easy read. Nice style and well worked examples that cover a lot of areas around projects that are often missed. I would not necessarily recommend it for people totally unfamiliar with the subjects but it brings lots of areas together very well. As a beginner then Pro Spring is very good as is Pro Java Development with Spring.

Once again, for non novices this is excellent. Money well spent.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Intro to various Agile Java technologies, 9 Oct 2006
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An excellent introduction to Agile and the varous technolgies. This book is for beginners who want to get an introduction to various technolgies like hibernate, Spring, Eclipse, Junit and Ant. This by no means will make you an expert but atleast you will know what each technology does and how they are brought together, as the sample application does in the book. I really liked the writing style and found it simple and the book itself a quick read, nothing really bogged me down. The book is also new so all tools once downloaded and installed work with the sample application.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction, 6 Jan 2010
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The reviews for this book were so varied that I decided to break the habit of a lifetime and puit in my own twopenny-worth!
On the whole, I come down on the side of those who rated it highly. The writing is clear and accessible and it does pretty much what it sets out to do, which is provide an overview of some exciting and complex technologies. It does not profess to be a comprehensive reference or a complete 'how-to'. Instead it uses a sample project to provide examples and insight into how these technologies work together, and as such it fills an important niche. Those wanting to pursue Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse further will no doubt want to buy further reference works, but this book will get them started and inform their subsequent approach.
In my view, money well spent!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Agile book, 9 Mar 2009
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I read this book like a bestseller. It's very very easy to read also for all the people that don't know Agile world. After this book I started to use Agile planning and tools and I improved a lot my skills and my effort. Great book
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Promising as it claims!, 11 Dec 2010
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The book does not keep you interesting. Don't buy this book if you are thinking that book will help u build ur application using spring, hibernate and eclipse. You need strong fundas of all these technologies to read this book and if u already know all the fundas then you will not like the book as the concepts are scattered all over the book. I would not recommend this for anyone.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pathetic book, avoid it, 1 Mar 2007
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Jiwanpreet Singh "JP" (UK) - See all my reviews
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Noting more than waste of time and money.... Author fails to explain anything properly and go off the track regulary...
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