O'Reilly Releases "Hibernate: A Developer's Notebook"

May 24, 2004

[From O'Reilly Media, Inc.]

Sebastopol, CA--Java and databases make a powerful combination. Getting the two sides to work together, however, takes some effort. For many Java developers, it's the least pleasant part of their work. Even database experts, who may enjoy fiddling with SQL, dread the tedious plumbing and typographical spaghetti needed to put their SQL into a Java program. It comes down to the plain fact that Java deals in objects while most databases do not. In the ongoing effort to automate the task, the Hibernate persistence framework has emerged as a powerful contender: programmers write natural Java objects and some simple configuration files, and Hibernate automates all the interactions between the objects and the database.

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