- Paperback: 223 pages
- Publisher: Apress; 4th ed. edition (November 12, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1484223187
- ISBN-13: 978-1484223185
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,302,573 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.
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The book is written for someone that does not care about what happens on the database end : it lacks the explanation of how each relationship between hibernate-annotated classes is represented in a database, which in my opinion should be the centerpiece of any hibernate book.
I have also not found examples of simple tasks one might face , such as
- how do I create an entity whose foreign keys are also primary keys (for instance, a table that links customers to mobile carriers and for each combination has an additional attribute 'monthly payment')
Overall I would have given the book a 3 were its price lower, but for the current price tag I honestly expected more content than I would be able to find in an internet tutorial or in stack overflow.
For the record, I like that he uses only annotations and not XML. For a beginning book, annotations are more than sufficient. In my experience, only in more advanced scenarios is XML ever needed, and since this is a book aimed at those new to the library, the lack of thousands of pointy angle brackets to distract and confuse is more than welcome.
If you're new to Hibernate, this is a great place to start.