I am a sql guy interested in learning OOP and Java but most of the books i read or come come across don't touch databases .

Are there any screen casts available that can teach me the spring framework and the Hibernate framework directly without getting too much deeper into java.

regards Eddie

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I don't think it's advisable for someone to try and pick up Spring or Hibernate without knowing Java well.

The best recommendation I can think of is the Spring MVC step by step example. It doesn't use Hibernate, but it does access a database using JDBC. Get that working and modify it to use Hibernate once you're feeling confident.


Some may or may not like this recommendation but because of the similarity between C# and Java and Hibernate and NHibernate I would maybe recommend Stephen Bohlen's excellent screencast series Summer of NHibernate.

Eric Ness