Berkeley, CA—August 2006— Apress Inc., is one of only two publishers that has truly recognized and embraced the current ongoing open source lightweight Java™ revolution led by Spring and Hibernate. This includes the latest entry from Apress, the newly published Beginning Hibernate: From Novice to Professional by David Minter and Jeff Linwood, ISBN: 1-59059-693-5, $39.99, 360 pages.
Hibernate is still the leading open source lightweight Java-based object-relational mapping and persistence engine framework for building transaction-driven Java applications that significantly interact with a database, even despite competition on a number of fronts. Hibernate is a proven, lasting project that has captivated most Java developers and their clients. Authors Dave Minter and Jeff Linwood explain: “More and more companies are using Hibernate in their systems. In our view this trend is inevitable and unstoppable – once you have successfully shipped a project with Hibernate there is no going back - and Hibernate’s support for, and influence over, the EJB™ 3 specification gives it tremendous credibility in any organization that prefers standards to proprietary solutions.”
Beginning Hibernate is the first beginning-level introduction and tutorial to this powerful persistence framework. It is based on latest Hibernate 3.2.x implementation.
In their book, Minter and Linwood give practical guidance: “We take a pragmatic view to the benefits of tools, and we believe that the best way to learn any new tool is to use it. To that end we have provided lots of simple working examples of all the features we describe. We believe that you will find in this book everything that you need to build a fully functional Hibernate based application and become a Hibernate aficionado… Our aim is to give you a really firm understanding of the basic features like creating a mapping file, or querying the database. With this understanding of the fundamental features you will then be in a great position to take advantage of the more advanced … features that we discuss in later chapters and appendices, including the use of the Hibernate plug-ins for Eclipse and Ant, the EJB 3 Entity Manager, and the integration of Hibernate with the Spring API.”
Dave Minter has adored computers since he was small enough to play in the boxes they came in. He built his first PC from discarded, faulty, and obsolete components, and considers that to be the foundation of his career as an integration consultant. Dave is based in London, where he helps large and small companies build systems that "just work." He co-authored Building Portals with the Java Portlet API and Pro Hibernate 3.
Jeff Linwood has been involved in software programming since he had a 286 in high school. He got caught up with the Internet when he got access to a UNIX shell account, and it has been downhill ever since. Jeff has published articles on several Jakarta Apache open source projects in Dr. Dobb's Journal, CNET's Builder.com, and JavaWorld. Jeff has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He currently works for the Gossamer Group in Austin, Texas, on content management and web application syndication systems. He gets to play with all the latest open source projects there. Jeff also co-authored Professional Struts Applications, Building Portals with the Java Portlet API, and Pro Hibernate 3. He was a technical reviewer for Enterprise Java Development on a Budget and Extreme Programming with Ant.
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