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Best Hibernate Books To Read

In this post, we have prepared a curated top list of reading recommendations for beginners and experienced. This hand-picked list of the best Hibernate books and tutorials can help fill your brain this September and ensure you’re getting smarter. We have also mentioned the brief introduction of each book based on the relevant Amazon or Reddit descriptions.

1. Just Hibernate (2014)

 Best Hibernate Books To ReadIf you’re looking for a short, sweet, and simple introduction (or reintroduction) to Hibernate, this is the book you want. Through clear real-world examples, you’ll learn Hibernate and object-relational mapping from the ground up, starting with the basics. Then you’ll dive into the framework’s moving parts to understand how they work in action. Storing Java objects in relational databases is usually a challenging and complex task for any Java developer, experienced or not. This book, like others in the Just series, delivers a concise…
Author(s): Madhusudhan Konda

2. Beginning Hibernate: For Hibernate 5 (2016)

 Best Hibernate Books To ReadGet started with the Hibernate 5 persistence layer and gain a clear introduction to the current standard for object-relational persistence in Java. This updated edition includes the new Hibernate 5.0 framework as well as coverage of NoSQL, MongoDB, and other related technologies, ranging from applications to big data. Beginning Hibernate is ideal if you’re experienced in Java with databases (the traditional, or connected, approach), but new to open-source, lightweight Hibernate. The book keeps its focus on Hibernate without wasting time on nonessential…
Author(s): Joseph B. Ottinger, Jeff Linwood

3. Hibernate Tips (2017)

 Best Hibernate Books To ReadWhen you use Hibernate in your projects, you quickly recognize that you need to do more than just add @Entity annotations to your domain model classes. Real-world applications often require advanced mappings, complex queries, custom data types, and caching. Hibernate can do all of that. You just have to know which annotations and APIs you need to use. Hibernate Tips: More than 70 solutions to common Hibernate problems show you how to efficiently implement your persistence layer with Hibernate’s basic and advanced features.
Author(s): Thorben Janssen, Steve Ebersole

4. Groovy in Action: Covers Groovy 2.4 (2015)

 Best Hibernate Books To ReadGroovy in Action, Second Edition is a thoroughly revised, comprehensive guide to Groovy programming. It introduces Java developers to the dynamic features that Groovy provides, and shows how to apply Groovy to a range of tasks including building new apps, integration with existing code, and DSL development. Covers Groovy 2.4. In the last ten years, Groovy has become an integral part of a Java developer’s toolbox. Its comfortable, common-sense design, seamless integration with Java, and rich ecosystem that includes…
Author(s): Dierk König, Paul King

5. Java Persistence with Hibernate (2015)

 Best Hibernate Books To ReadJava Persistence with Hibernate, Second Edition explores Hibernate by developing an application that ties together hundreds of individual examples. In this revised edition, authors Christian Bauer, Gavin King, and Gary Gregory cover Hibernate 5 in detail with the Java Persistence 2.1 standard (JSR 338). All examples have been updated for the latest Hibernate and Java EE specification versions. Persistence—the ability of data to outlive an instance of a program—is central to modern applications.
Author(s): Christian Bauer, Gavin King

6. Portlets in Action (2011)

 Best Hibernate Books To ReadPortlets in Action is a comprehensive, hands-on guide to building portlet-driven applications in Java. Covers Portlet 2.0, Spring 3.0 Portlet MVC, WSRP 2.0, Portlet Bridges, Ajax, Comet, Liferay, GateIn, Spring JDBC, and Hibernate. Portlets are the small Java applications that run within a portal. Good portlets work independently and also communicate fluently with the portal, other portlets, as well as outside servers and information sources. Using Java’s Portlet 2.0 API and portal servers like Liferay, you can build flexible, stable business portals…
Author(s): Ashish Sarin

7. High-Performance Java Persistence (2016)

 Best Hibernate Books To ReadA high-performance data access layer must resonate with the underlying database system. Knowing the inner workings of a relational database and the data access frameworks in use can make the difference between a high-performance enterprise application and one that barely crawls. This book is a journey into Java data access performance tuning. From connection management, to batch updates, fetch sizes and concurrency control mechanisms, it unravels the inner workings of the most common Java…
Author(s): Vlad Mihalcea

8. Hibernate, Spring & Struts (2016)

 Best Hibernate Books To Read300 Hibernate, Spring & Struts Interview Questions. 78 HR Interview Questions. Real life scenario based questions. Strategies to respond to interview questions. 2 Aptitude Tests. Hibernate, Spring & Struts Interview Questions You’ll Most Likely Be Asked is a perfect companion to stand ahead above the rest in today’s competitive job market. Rather than going through comprehensive, textbook-sized reference guides, this book includes only the information required immediately for job search to build an IT career. This book puts the interviewee in the driver’s seat and helps them steer their way…
Author(s): Vibrant Publishers

9. Web Application with Spring Annotation-Driven Configuration (2016)

 Best Hibernate Books To ReadThis book is intended to be used as a reference for any Java developer who needs short but concise explanation and code snippets to solve their specific day-by-day problems, or simply willing to create lightweight Java Web Application using Spring Framework focusing on annotation-driven configuration. All the addressed chapters and code snippets within it, are available as full runnable web application through the examples. To summarize, what is used here is Java 8, Spring Framework version 4.3.3…
Author(s): Mr Juliano Alves Cassoli

10. Full Stack Devloper SpringMVC,Spring,Hibernate Project Code (2017)

 Best Hibernate Books To ReadFull Stack Devloper SpringMVC,Spring ,Hibernate Project Code 1. nTier n Layer Ardhitecture 2.End to End Devlopment From Scratch, 3.Applieed Front Controller Design Pattern , MVC Design Pattern , Factory Design Pattern , DAO Design Pattern , . View helper J2EE design pattern, Service to worker and dispatcher view J2EE design pattern, Bridge design pattern, . Proxy design pattern, singleton design pattern, Abstract factory pattern, Template method pattern, Observer pattern, Command pattern, SessionFactory, TransactionFactory in n Layer Architecture.
Author(s): K, Amit

11. Java Persistence with Hibernate: Revised Edition of Hibernate in Action (2006)

 Best Hibernate Books To ReadPersistence-the ability of data to outlive an instance of a program-is central to modern applications. Hibernate, the most popular Java persistence tool, provides automatic and transparent object/relational mapping making it a snap to work with SQL databases in Java applications. Hibernate applications are cheaper, more portable, and more resilient to change. Because it conforms to the new EJB 3.0 and Java Persistence 1.0 standard, Hibernate allows the developer to seamlessly create efficient, scalable Java EE applications.
Author(s): Christian Bauer, Gavin King

12. Hibernate Made Easy: Simplified Data Persistence with Hibernate and JPA (2008)

 Best Hibernate Books To ReadIf HIBERNATE makes Java-based, data-persistence, so incredibly easy to perform, then why do all of the most popular resources make Hibernate technology so darned impossible to learn? Well, learning Hibernate doesn’t have to be hard anymore; not with a copy of HIBERNATE MADE EASY by your side! Cameron McKenzie’s, Hibernate Made Easy, finally brings to light the idea that a technology that is fun and easy…
Author(s): Cameron Wallace McKenzie, Kerri Sheehan

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Best Hibernate Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some Hibernate books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Cold hibernated elastic memory structure: self-deployable technology and its applications

Author(s): Sokolowski, Witold M
Publisher: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, Year: 2019, Size: 58 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2414821

Hibernate Notes For Professionals. 30+ pages of professional hints and tricks

Publisher:, Year: 2018, Size: 669 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2526538

Top 1000 Java Interview Questions: Includes Spring, Hibernate, Microservices, GIT, Maven, JSP, AWS, Cloud Computing

Author(s): Knowledge Powerhouse
Publisher: , Year: 2017, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2187958

Hibernate Tips: More than 70 solutions to common Hibernate problems

Author(s): Thorben Janssen, Steve Ebersole
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2226081

Spring Persistence with Hibernate

Author(s): Paul Fisher, Brian D. Murphy
Publisher: Apress, Year: 2016, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1532328

Beginning Hibernate For Hibernate 5

Author(s): Ottinger, Joseph, Linwood, Jeff, Minter, Dave
Publisher: Apress, Year: 2016, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1576880

Beginning Hibernate: For Hibernate 5

Author(s): Joseph B. Ottinger, Jeff Linwood, Dave Minter
Publisher: Apress, Year: 2016, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1579668

Hibernate Recipes

Author(s): Joseph Ottinger, Srinivas Guruzu, Gary Mak
Publisher: Apress, Year: 2015, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1333950

Java Persistence with Hibernate, 2nd Edition

Author(s): Christian Bauer, Gavin King, Gary Gregory
Publisher: Manning, Year: 2015, Size: 13 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1526349

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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