As you saw in part 1, iBATIS was built on a foundation of simplicity. If you're
familiar with JDBC , XML , and SQL , there is very little more you need to learn. This
section will tie together the basic features of i BATIS , including installation, config-
uration, statements, and transactions. It sounds like a lot to learn, but i BATIS sim-
plifies the usual challenges in these areas and these five chapters will have you up
and running very quickly.