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 (www.apress.com).

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

Tool Version Download Location
Hibernate 3.2.0 http://hibernate.org
Hibernate Tools ...

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