This week's book giveaways are in the iOS and Features new in Java 8 forums. We're giving away four copies each of Barcodes with iOS: Bringing together the digital and physical worlds and Core Java for the Impatient and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
Thanks for that, but I was meaning more in the case of unattended operation - a server daemon for example. If there isn't a person around to put in a password, what's the best way of storing that password so that I can get to it and use it to connect to my database?