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I could not agree more with the review submitted by Ugo Cei.
Their explanations often seem incomplete, with example code sprouting inexplicable annotations that aren't discussed (or aren't well discussed) in the text.
I'm not particularly fond of very thick books, but when the subject matter is complex, you simply can't get away with a cursory glance at its intricacies.
This book is not very useful for professional programmers. It is brief, almost like a "cookbook" style book, although it doesn't have the type of self-contained, concise examples... Read morePublished on April 28, 2009 by Thomas Park
This is a good follow-up to the book by the same authors, Beginning Hibernate: From Novice to Professional (Beginning: from Novice to Professional). Read morePublished on May 10, 2008 by Liz Hills
My primary frustration with the book is that it does not deliver what it promises. I am specifically referring to the book's unfounded assertion that it is explaining how to... Read morePublished on November 2, 2007 by Robert D. Glover Jr.
The book book has 242 pages in total, where ca 30 are intro + appendix and at least 30 pages are nothing more than POJO's code with fancy getter and setter methods. Read morePublished on January 24, 2007 by Awan
I've been using Hibernate for a while, mostly Hibernate 2.1.x.
I've got a new project starting, and it's going to be using Hibernate 3, so I decided to book up - get the... Read more
I found this book fills in a lot of the gaps left by Hibernate's online docs, but didn't dwell on the simple, basic stuff. Read morePublished on May 7, 2006 by Amazon Customer
I was hoping for more in-depth information about Hibernate 3. The book flows ok and is easy to read, but just doesn't have the details that you can find with the general... Read morePublished on February 16, 2006 by jh
I bought this book as a supplement to Hibernate In Action since I was planning on upgrading to Hibernate 3 and wanted a working example using Hibernate 3's annotations. Read morePublished on November 4, 2005 by Peter White