Should I be using hibernate?
Hi all. I am thinking of creating lesson management software for the school I currently work for. I wish the have all the individual pieces of a lesson stored in a MySQL database (eg. games, activities, etc) as well as schedules, messages and lots of other pieces of information. I have spent hours and hours writing SQL statements and converting datatypes so that my program can work with MySQL. I have done a little bit of research into Hibernate today and think it may be the best way to go about it. I would genuinely appreciate any advice you can give me about both the advantages and disadvantages of both approaches. Are there any other approaches that I have failed to see? I'm sure there is an easier and more efficient way to go about it than what I have been.
Cheers for any info you can give me.