The first comprehensive guide to MySQL for Java developers
With more than three million users, MySQL is the most popular open source database server in the world. It is the most popular database server for Linux and also runs on Windows, Macintosh, FreeBSD, and many flavors of UNIX. Most developers have built MySQL applications using programming languages like C, PHP, and Perl, but three years ago the author of this book, Mark Matthews, created MM.MySQL, the Java driver for MySQL. Since then, MySQL AB has shown their support for Java developers by hiring Mark, adopting his driver, and re-releasing it as Connector/J. Now, Mark Matthews and team explain everything you need to build database applications with MySQL and Java.
This book is a complete and authoritative tutorial and reference on MySQL for Java and takes a hands-on, code-intensive approach so you can learn how to build sophisticated Web database applications. Matthews begins by reviewing the fundamentals of MySQL 3.x and 4.x, followed by:
- Details of how to use JDBC with MySQL for Java application, servlet, JSP, and EJB development
- Several sample database applications, including an Address and Fingerprint Management system that uses servlets, and an Advanced Account Management system that uses EJBs
- MySQL and JDBC tuning techniques
- MySQL administration advice
- JDBC API reference specific to MySQL and Connector/J