Database Programming with JDBC & Java, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: August 2000
Pages: 350

Java and databases make a powerful combination. Getting the two sides to work together, however, takes some effort--largely because Java deals in objects while most databases do not.

This book describes the standard Java interfaces that make portable object-oriented access to relational databases possible and offers a robust model for writing applications that are easy to maintain. It introduces the JDBC and RMI packages and uses them to develop three-tier applications (applications divided into a user interface, an object-oriented logic component, and an information store).

The book begins with a quick overview of SQL for developers who may be asked to handle a database for the first time. It then explains how to issue database queries and updates through SQL and JDBC. It also covers the use of stored procedures and other measures to improve efficiency, where these are available.

But the book's key contribution is a set of patterns that let developers isolate critical tasks like object creation, information storage and retrieval, and the committing or aborting of transactions.

The second edition includes more basics of JDBC and SQL, with more examples, and a deeper discussion about the architecture of a robust, maintainable database application. The second edition also explains the relationship between JDBC and Enterprise JavaBeans.

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By RIPAN KARMAKAR

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It's really good.

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Comments about oreilly Database Programming with JDBC & Java, 2nd Edition:

This book sucked worse than the 1st edition with a louder gurgling sound.

Most of the space is still devoted to Reese's rather academic vision of architecture of a banking application, and it shows. It seems that the author hiis still in the processes of learning JDBC and java.

In summary, I regret to state that this is one of the many books that the author wrote just to make some quick bucks (not because he has anything of particular value to say)

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By Sein Nyo

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I develop to project with java language.But , I have not register in java site almost ,in burma. we can't select country box ,therfore I can't connect java site(Sun Microsystem).

Please , How would develped the professoinal software(Project).I know that software start and to last change over stage with step by step.

 
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By Justin Kolb

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Comments about oreilly Database Programming with JDBC & Java, 2nd Edition:

This is the book I have been looking to find for quite some time now. I did not want a reference manual, I have sifted through an excess of those. Instead I wanted something that helped me abstract out JDBC object persistence design so that I could implement it into my own applications and avoid having to obtain a Java Enterpise server implementation (possibly at an excessive cost in relation to my needs) and tackle the steep learning curve to administer it. The topics covered are by no means for the beginner despite the introductory chapers on relational databases and JDBC, they are just a small stepping stone to introduce the more higer level concepts explained later in the book. All in all this book is excellent if the things I mentioned are what you are looking for. You will be dissapointed though if you are mislead by the title and introductory chapters which belie its goal to teach you an abstract persitence design similar to what is used in J2EE.

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Database Programming with JDBC and Java, Second Edition Review

By Fabien Musolino

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Overall, that's a good book.

The reader can learn lots of stuff.

First part is really accessible for all programmers.

But part two is really not on the same level. I think that beginners will have troubles understanding everything in chapters 6 to 10...

Third part is usefull...

As I wrote before, that's a book that a Java programmer should have !

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Database Programming with JDBC and Java, Second Edition Review

By Glenn Murray

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This is the one book I've carried with me for months at a time, after wearing out the first edition. It truly does contain an astonishing amount of information, as it is about much more than Java and JDBC. We have adapted the persistence framework accompanying the book for two database-backed applications. The code is well-written enough so that we never had to touch the persistence layer, except when the particular database management system we were using (Access) didn't support the "long" data type.

The book provides a very high-level look at a distributed object-oriented system and gives away the code to go with it: I don't know of any other such book. The high-level approach may not appeal to readers who would be happier at a lower altitude, but the climb has been worth the effort in my case. By setting a high standard this book encourages excellence in design and implementation.

My only complaint about the book is that I wish it were longer---more detail about getting the code working and exactly why and how it does what it does would be appreciated. A discussion of scaling the code to more complicated guis would also be appreciated. I never use the reference section at the back; lots of mediocre books can supply that. What is most valuable is to get inside an expert's head, something which this book allows you to do.

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By Azhar Basit

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I think this the best book over. Just like most O'Reilly books. When buying a JDBC book, i do not only want it to cover the API which I can get from the sun's website anyway, but I would like it to teach me its application. This is what this book does! This book has been a life saver for my current project.

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