Hibernate Tools for Eclipse

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Hibernate Tools for Eclipse

In this section we will explain the features of Hibernate Tools for Eclipse IDE. Eclipse is widely used open source free IDE. Developers are using Eclipse IDE to develop applications.

In this section we will explain the features of Hibernate Tools for Eclipse IDE. Eclipse is widely used open source free IDE. Developers are using Eclipse IDE to develop applications.

Hibernate Tools for Eclipse

     

Hibernate Tools for Eclipse:

In this section we will explain the features of Hibernate Tools for Eclipse IDE. Eclipse is widely used open source free IDE. Developers are using Eclipse IDE to develop applications.

Hibernate Tools for Eclipse

Hibernate Tools is also available as eclipse plug-in, which can be easily installed on the Eclipse IDE. You can either download the Hibernate Tools plug-in for Eclipse and then install yourself or user Eclipse installer to automatically download and install the plug-in.

This plug-in is available under GNU Lesser General Public License Version 2.1. Which allows the developers to use it for developing commercial and non-commercial applications.

Hibernate Tools features

Hibernate Tools plug-in for eclipse is very useful for the developing applications based on Hibernate framework. Tools provides utilities to create and edit Hibernate configuration files. It also allows the developers to edit the Hibernate mapping files. Here are the features of Hibernate Tools (for Eclipse):

  • It provides GUI Editor for Hibernate XML mapping files
  • A Console to configure database connections and other hibernate service settings
  • Well developed Ant tasks for generating schema
  • HQL Editor
  • Syntax Highlighting
  • Reverse Engineering support to generate classes and mapping files from existing database schema
  • EJB3 annotations support

The latest version of Eclipse Plug-in is Hibernate Tools 3.2.1.GA, which can be installed on eclipse 3.4 IDE also.

In the next section we will install Hibernate Tools plug-in in Eclipse IDE 3.4.

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