We’ve just published Getting Started with Hibernate 3, by Jim Elliott. It’s the latest entry in our new series of Short Cuts: short PDFs that get you up and running quickly. Jim is a great author–he works fast, he’s easy to get along with, and he writes really well.
Getting Started with Hibernate 3 is similar to our earlier Hibernate: A Developer’s Notebook. There’s a good reason for that: Hibernate has changed a lot since the book was written, and we couldn’t see letting a good format go to waste. So the Shortcut essentially updates the Notebook. If you enjoyed the notebook, get the Shortcut to bring you up to date. If you’re just getting started, the Shortcut stands on its own.
Our Shortcuts are, in some ways, an experiment in next-generation publishing. We’ve actually been publishing in PDF form for a long time–but now we’re taking it seriously.
Congratulations, Jim, and thanks again for a great book!