To work with hibernate, we need a JAR (Java Archive) file provided by hibernate. Here, we will see how to download the hibernate core distribution. There are multiple ways to get the required libraries; here, we will consider two of them:
The first and most basic JAR file needed is a JDBC driver. The JDBC driver is a bridge or an API between Java and the database. The JDBC driver provides us with the generic classes that will help us communicate with the database. Generally, the driver is either provided by the database provider or developed by communities; however, you have to get it yourself. This also depends on the type of the database you are using. As we will use the MySQL database for this book, we will use the
Download the hibernate core distribution from http://hibernate.org/orm/.
Now, place all the files in your classpath if you plan to run a standalone program and put them in the
libfolder if it's a J2EE project.
Enter the following code into the
pom.xmlsource file to show the dependency mapping of hibernate and MySQL in
… <dependencies> <!-- MySQL connector --> <dependency> <groupId>MySQL</groupId> <artifactId>MySQL-connector-Java</artifactId> <version>MySQL-connector-version</version> </dependency> <!-- Hibernate framework --> <dependency> <groupId>hibernate</groupId> <artifactId>hibernate-core</artifactId> <version>hibernate-version</version> </dependency> <dependencies>