Subject Getting started with java...
Author htappe
Though this is probably not the appropriate forum for this kind of
question I could not think of any better place at the moment.
So if you are aware of some better forum to ask this kind of questions
please let me know.

Being a delphi developer for several years now my next project will be
a java rich client swing application. Working with a firebird database
as back end of course.
I was thinking of using hibernate as the persistence layer. For
reporting facilities I consider jasper/iReports.
Besides any comments which I always appreciate I really would love to
see some sample application (source code) to see how things work
together: firebird + hibernate + swing + reporting.