Chapter 1. Introduction to Hibernate

1.1. Preface

This chapter is an introductory tutorial for new users of Hibernate. We start with a simple command line application using an in-memory database and develop it in easy to understand steps.
This tutorial is intended for new users of Hibernate but requires Java and SQL knowledge. It is based on a tutorial by Michael Gloegl, the third-party libraries we name are for JDK 1.4 and 5.0. You might need others for JDK 1.3.
The source code for the tutorial is included in the distribution in the doc/reference/tutorial/ directory.