Hibernate is a high-performance Object/Relational persistence and query service which is licensed under the open source GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) and is free to download. Hibernate not only takes care of the mapping from Java classes to database tables (and from Java data types to SQL data types), but also provides data query and retrieval facilities.
This tutorial will teach you how to use Hibernate to develop your database based web applications in simple and easy steps.
This tutorial is designed for Java programmers with a need to understand the Hibernate framework and API. After completing this tutorial you will find yourself at a moderate level of expertise in using Hibernate from where you can take yourself to next levels.
We assume you have good understanding of the Java programming language. A basic understanding of relational databases, JDBC and SQL is very helpful.
1 - Hibernate Quick Reference Guide
A quick Hibernate reference guide for Java Programmers.
2 - Hibernate Useful Resources
A collection of Hibernate Sites, Books and Articles is given at this page.
3 - Java Tutorial
Learn JAVA in simple steps with examples using this tutorial.
4 - Hibernate Tutorial in PDF
Download a quick Hibernate tutorial in PDF format.