This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
There are quite a few posts in this forum that discusses these in length and provides references for further details. Check these out: Link 1 Link 2 Link 3 U can get more details in the O'reilly site Introduction to JDBC