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sree dhar

Joined: Mar 04, 2007
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please can anyone tell me the recommended books for JDBC. iam a newbie
Kaydell Leavitt
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Joined: Nov 18, 2006
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First book: You'll need to know some database design theory. I don't know which book to recommend here. You can search using the search phrase "Database Design".

Second book: you'll need to learn a dialect of SQL. SQL is not really standard so you should choose a database-engine to learn with. I'm using Apache Derby (also known as IBM Cloudscape and known as Sun's Java DB).

Derby/Cloudscape/JavaDB is open-source that doesn't cost anything. The SQL manual that I have is the Derby manual in PDF format which is available free from Apache.

Third book: The JDBC book that I have is Sun's definitive reference on JDBC: "JDBC API Tutorial and Reference, Third Edition (Paperback)". This book is big, but I suggest starting by reading and understanding the name of each chapter and the first paragraph in each chapter. This book is advertised by Sun as being both a tutorial and a reference. ISBN-10: 0321173848

Sun's most recent JDBC book is expensive. If you're on a tight budget, you can pickup the second editions for next-to-nothing on

[ May 30, 2007: Message edited by: Kaydell Leavitt ]
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