Hi, I have never been involved with database programming. I'm currently learning SQL Server 2000. My question is what kind of technology should I learn to connect and use databases with my java code. Is Hibernate the way to go?
Also, if you can list any recommended books or sites, that would be very appreciated!
Your first port of call should probably be JDBC. All Java-based Object Relational Mapping products will ultimately use this. ORM products are very good, but carry with them a good degree of assumed understanding. Start with the simple stuff.