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Beginning Hibernate, Third Edition by Jeff Linwood, Dave Minter, Joseph B. Ottinger

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CHAPTER 2

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Integrating and Configuring Hibernate

Integrating Hibernate into a Java application is easy. The designers of Hibernate avoided some of the more common pitfalls and problems with the existing Java persistence solutions, and created a clean but powerful architecture. In practice, this means that you do not have to run Hibernate inside any particular Java EE container or framework.Hibernate only requires Java 6 or later.1

At first, adding Hibernate to your Java project looks intimidating: the distribution includes a large set of libraries. To get your first Hibernate application to work, you have to set up the database references and ...

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