By John Sonmez July 31, 2013

Introduction To Hibernate

I’ve just published a new Pluralsight course, Introduction to Hibernate.

This course was definitely a difficult one to produce.  There is so much to cover in Hibernate, and there was no way I could cover it all.

Here is the course description:

In the world of Java one of the most popular and widely used frameworks is Hibernate.

Hibernate is an ORM or Object Relational Mapper that allows developers to map Java objects to relational database tables. It is a valuable tool that all Java developers should know how to use.The problem is, learning Hibernate can be difficult. Hibernate is a very large framework and there are many important concepts to understand to use it effectively.

Are you a developer who…

  • has been wanting to learn how to use Hibernate
  • struggles to use the application
  • has never really understood Hibernate

This course is designed to give you the knowledge you need to feel confident about how Hibernate works and how to use it.

What this course offers:

This course is designed to make getting started with Hibernate as easy as possible and focus on the most important things you need to know. John starts off this course by teaching you a bit about Hibernate and how it works.

Then you will see how to get it setup with a real MySQL database installation. After that you will learn the very basics of mapping, which is one of the most important things to understand about Hibernate.

John will show you how to create a basic mapping for a Java object to a relational table and explain to you how the mapping works. He also covers some of the complex mapping situations like mapping collections and different relational mappings like one-to-many and many-to-one.

Once you’ve learned how to map you objects, you’ll want to know how to query them, so he’ll show you how to do this using Hibernate’s built-in HQL and using a more object-oriented approach with the Criteria API.

Finally, he wraps things up by taking a brief tour of some of the more advanced features like caching and interceptors.

Introduction To Hibernate

About the author

John Sonmez

John Sonmez is the founder of Simple Programmer and a life coach for software developers. He is the best selling author of the book "Soft Skills: The Software Developer's Life Manual."