I will show how to install Hibernate in this blog post and I will set up a small database application that can store events in my another post Sample Hibernate Application.Although you can use whatever database and IDE you feel comfortable using, I will use Oracle Database 10g Express Edition and Eclipse IDE. Also I assume that Java is already installed on your system.
You should download the latest production release of Hibernate from the Hibernate website at http://www.hibernate.org/ or http://sourceforge.net/projects/hibernate/files/hibernate3/ and unpack the archive after download.
Note: I have downloaded the latest production release, hibernate-distribution-3.6.6.Final-dist.zip. If there is a newer version when you’re reading this post, I advice you to download and use it.
Create a new Java Project and enter HibernateApplication as project name.
Create lib and src subdirectories in this project. (When you create a new Java Project in Eclipse IDE, src subdirectory will be created automatically.)
Copy JAR files which are listed below, from hibernate distribution that you have downloaded to the lib directory of the “HibernateApplication”project.
Under root directory of the hibernate distrubution:
Under lib/required directory of the hibernate distrubution:
Under lib/jpa directory of the hibernate distrubution:
Download slf4j-1.6.1.zip file from http://www.slf4j.org/download.html, unpack the archive and copy the slf4j-simple-1.6.1.jar file to lib directory of the “HibernateApplication” project.
Additionally, you will need the database driver JAR that Hibernate uses to connect to your database. I use Oracle Express Edition(Oracle XE) and it’s database driver jar is here on Windows:
Copy this ojdbc14.jar to the lib directory of the “HibernateApplication” project.
Note: You should replace this database driver JAR with a different database driver JAR if you have another database management system already installed.You only need to obtain a JDBC driver for it. For example, you must download MySQL Connector/J (official JDBC driver for MySQL) from http://www.mysql.com/downloads/connector/j/ if your database is MySQL and copy the database driver jar to the HibernateApplication\lib directory.
Now I will create a User library on Eclipse IDE. Then, I will add all JAR files in the HibernateApplication\lib directory to this User library and add this User library to the project build path.
Congratulations, you have installed Hibernate on Eclipse IDE and you may want to read my another blog post Sample Hibernate Application