A big JavaRanch welcome to our visiting authors, Maydene Fisher and Jonathan Bruce. They have written a fantastic book on JDBC, JDBC API Tutorial and Reference, Third Edition. We will be giving away a copy of this book to four lucky winners who participate in this forum this week. Our reviewers gave it 9 horseshoes and wrote: Reviewer #1: Novice and beginner JDBC users will get the most from the first section, which contains all of the introduction and tutorial data. The second section is a comprehensive reference that will be of enormous use to all JDBC users regardless of their skill level. The strength of the second section lies in the fact that it contains the sort of detail you wished was always available in Javadocs. Reviewer #2: This is probably the only JDBC book you will ever need. No matter which version of JDBC your database drivers support, you will find your answers in this book. he book is well written with clear explanations and plenty of code samples. Anyone working with JDBC will want this book by their side while they are coding. Very impressive! So give a big JavaRanch howdy to Maydene and Bruce and then open a new thread with your questions!