Hibernate: A Developer's Notebook

James Elliott

  • 出版商: O'Reilly
  • 出版日期: 2004-06-01
  • 定價: $825
  • 售價: 6.0$495
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 192
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0596006969
  • ISBN-13: 9780596006969
  • 相關分類: Java 相關技術
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Do you enjoy writing software, except for the database code? Hibernate:A Developer's Notebook is for you.

Database experts may enjoy fiddling with SQL, but you don't have to--the rest of the application is the fun part. And even database experts dread the tedious plumbing and typographical spaghetti needed to put their SQL into a Java program. Hibernate: A Developers Notebook shows you how to use Hibernate to automate persistence: you write natural Java objects and some simple configuration files, and Hibernate automates all the interaction between your objects and the database. You don't even need to know the database is there, and you can change from one database to another simply by changing a few statements in a configuration file.

Hibernate: A Developer's Notebook walks you through the ins and outs of using Hibernate, from installation and configuration, to complex associations and composite types. Two chapters explore ways to write sophisticated queries, which you can express either through a pure Java API, or with an SQL-inspired, but object-oriented, query language. Don't let that intimidate you though: one of the biggest surprises in working with Hibernate is that for many of the common real-world application scenarios, you don't need an explicit query at all.

If you've needed to add a database backend to your application, don't put it off. It's much more fun than it used to be, and Hibernate: A Developer's Notebook shows you why.

Here's what a few reviewers had to say:

"I'm sitting on an airplane after finishing Hibernate: A Developer's Notebook. It's rare to find a book on a new Java technology that you can get through on a domestic flight. That this notebook effectively and succinctly tackles object-relational mapping makes it, and Hibernate, even more impressive. Many books in this category would need to be checked luggage. With this book, you travel first class." --Mike Clark

"A simple persistence framework deserves a simple book, and this one delivers. The examples are well described and easy to understand, yet sophisticated enough to demonstrate Hibernate in a real-world context. Jim, I'm a new fan." --Bruce Tate

About the new Developer's Notebook Series from O'Reilly:
Developer's Notebooks are a new book series covering important new tools for software developers. Developer's Notebooks stress example over explanation and practice over theory. They are about learning by doing; by experimenting with tools and discovering what works. "All lab,no lecture," with a thoughtful lab partner to guide the way

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Installation and Setup
     Getting an Ant Distribution
     Getting the HSQLDB Database Engine
     Getting Hibernate
     Setting Up a Project Hierarchy

Chapter 2. Introduction to Mapping
     Writing a Mapping Document
     Generating Some Class
     Cooking Up a Schema
     Connecting Hibernate to MySQL

Chapter 3. Harnessing Hibernate
     Creating Persistent Objects
     Finding Persistent Objects
     Better Ways to Build Queries

Chapter 4. Collections and Associations
     Mapping Collections
     Persisting Collections
     Retrieving Collections
     Using Bidirectional Associations
     Working with Simple Collections

Chapter 5. Richer Associations
     Using Lazy Associations
     Ordered Collections
     Augmenting Associations in Collections
     Lifecycle Associations
     Reflexive Associations

Chapter 6. Persistent Enumerated Types
     Defining a Persistent Enumerated Type
     Working with Persistent Enumerations

Chapter 7. Custom Value Types
     Defining a User Type
     Using a Custom Type Mapping
     Building a Composite User Type

Chapter 8. Criteria Queries
     Using Simple Criteria
     Compounding Criteria
     Applying Criteria to Associations
     Querying by Example

Chapter 9. A Look at HQL
     Writing HQL Queries
     Selecting Properties and Pieces
     Working with Aggregate Values
     Writing Native SQL Queries

Appendix A. Hibernate Types

Appendix B. Standard Criteria

Appendix C. Hibernate SQL Dialects