Originally posted by Dwight Peltzer:
I believe the chapter on third party vendors (Chapter 8) is the heart of the book. Third party vendors like JNetDirect offer a wonderful tool called JSQL Mapper which maps Java data to SQL Server 2000 in seamless fashion. The JDBC driver JNetDirect offers is the best third party business solution out there.
I think this isn't really the thing the reader wants to know is it? If I've got a problem, I want to know ways to solve this problem. Of course there are tools from third party vendors that can help me solve the problem. But I want to know about technologies, workarounds.
JSQL isn't that special I think. I may be wrong, but I've heard a lot about similiar tools but free that Map Java Data to a JDBC Supported Database Server. And building a JDBC driver isn't that difficult at all, I've done it before. Also there already is a non-commercial JDBC Driver available, alright it is JDBC 2.1 not JDBC 3.0. http://jtds.sourceforge.net/.
Why is JNetDirect the best solution? What arguments do you have? I'm very interested.