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I am taking over management and development of a website developed in Java using Hibernate and Postgres, running on Apache/Tomcat. I am an experienced Java developer, and have experience in Ruby on Rails, and am expert in Oracle SQL. What is the best documentation for me to read?

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For Hibernate, I can recommend Java Persistence with Hibernate. I found it very useful and thorough - it may be that others feel it's too dense, but if you are an SQL expert already, I don't think you will have any problem with it.

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Thanks. It was last updated in 2006. Is it still current? –  kevin cline Apr 1 '11 at 8:30
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@kevin, we haven't found any major issues with it being out of date yet. So I am confident it is good for learning the fundamental concepts and best practices, and when in doubt, you can consult the online documentation. –  Péter Török Apr 1 '11 at 8:44
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Great. I appreciate thoroughness. –  kevin cline Apr 1 '11 at 13:57
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I'm some weeks into development now, and JPwH has been very helpful. It is not quite current for Hibernate 3.6. –  kevin cline Jun 29 '11 at 12:26
    
@kevin, glad to hear, and good to know :-) Thanks for the feedback. –  Péter Török Jun 29 '11 at 18:41

For Tomcat, the official documentation is a good start. Tomcat: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition is also worth a look.

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Why? What makes them good? What is your experience with them? Please expand your answer. –  Walter Apr 1 '11 at 12:04
  1. Hibernate : Hibernate made easy.
  2. Tomcat : Tomcat: The Definitive Guide
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Why? What makes them good? What is your experience with them? Please expand your answer. –  Walter Apr 1 '11 at 12:03

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