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vijay purush

Joined: Jul 17, 2008
Posts: 5
I would like to learn JDBC. I know nothing about Oracle. Can any of you please suggest me a book for JDBC? I also want to know whether i should have SQL knowledge before learning JDBC. Also tell me the database software required.

Thanking you...

Paul Sturrock

Joined: Apr 14, 2004
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You will nees SQL knowledge to learn JDBC. All databases come with documentation that covers the basics (and more) of SQL. If its Oracle you intend to use, there is a SQL Reference book that is very indepth and full of examples.

JDBC itself is fairly basic, so I don;t know if you'll need a book to learn it. I'd recommend having a go at the Sun JDBC tutorial, it might be enough to explain the basics.

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Campbell Ritchie

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Agree, Paul, that you probably don't need a JDBC book if you have the Sun tutorial. One book I like, which may be available for a modest price, is Sheldon and Moes, Beginning MySQL, Wrox, 2005. Unfortunately MySQL has moved on a lot since 2005, so a new edition is (in my opinion) required. It does have some MySQL-specific features.
vijay purush

Joined: Jul 17, 2008
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Well, thank you Paul and Campbell for the quick reply.. Nice to know that i don't have to spend money for a book on JDBC.. Now, i can use it for SQL book..
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