I got my copy of Hibernate in action today and made it through the foreword so far.
Amongst the reviewers of the book are a few Xdoclet developers: Ara Abrahamian, Matt Raible and Nick Heudecker. When I looked at Amazon sales ranking for the book I also saw that Eric Pugh, who also works on Xdoclet seems to write a book on Hibernate as well. It's a small world.
Now I am uncertain, as I was using Hibernate in the past: should I read the book chapter by chapter or just skip around and perhaps miss important things.
Well, I am glad that my copy is here im my hands now.