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Sam Benry
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Joined: Mar 21, 2008
Posts: 89
I want to ask what is the difference between SQL, MySQL, and JDBS
Where can I find good beginner guide to start using databases in java coding ? (ie, create a database, update it, read it, create tables, insert values .. etc)
Vijitha Kumara

Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 3900

Sun Tutorials contain very good introduction for you.

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Jesper de Jong
Java Cowboy
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Joined: Aug 16, 2005
Posts: 15042

  • SQL is a language for working with databases.
  • MySQL is free and open source database software.
  • JDBC is Java's standard API to program with databases.

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    Campbell Ritchie

    Joined: Oct 13, 2005
    Posts: 45338
    We have a forum where we usually discuss databases. I shall move you there. And please look at Vijitha Kumara's link; it is good.
    I agree. Here's the link:
    subject: Databases
    It's not a secret anymore!