CHAPTER 3Building a Simple Application
In this chapter, you'll take another look at some of the steps necessary to get the example from Chapter 1 up and running. You'll also build a somewhat larger application from scratch. All of the code in this book is available for download from the Apress site (
Installing the Tools
To run the examples in this chapter, you will need to install a number of tools. You will require a JDK, the Hibernate and Hibernate Tools distributions, the Ant build tool, and the HSQLDB database. Table 3-1 lists the specific tools you will need and where you can find them.
Table 3-1. The Tools Used in This Book
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