APPENDIX BHibernate Tools

The Hibernate Tools toolset really consists of two quite distinct tools: a set of plug-ins to enhance the Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE), and a set of tasks for the Ant build tool. They are packaged together because they share significant chunks of implementation despite their very different façades. We have already used one of the Ant tasks from Hibernate Tools in earlier chapters to generate our database schemas. In this appendix, we will discuss the other available tasks. First, however, we will discuss the use of the toolset as a plug-in for Eclipse.

Caution At the time of writing, Hibernate Tools is at an advanced beta stage of development. You should be aware that you may encounter rough edges ...

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