- Paperback: 1280 pages
- Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 3 edition (June 21, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321173848
- ISBN-13: 978-0321173843
- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 2.5 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,009,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book provides the definitive tutorial and reference to the JDBC™ API, the technology that enables universal data access for the Java™ programming language. This new edition has been updated and expanded to cover the entire JDBC 3.0 API, including the java.sql package and the javax.sql package, the package that facilitates building server-side applications.
Containing in-depth explanations that go beyond the specification, this complete resource pairs a step-by-step tutorial with a comprehensive reference to every class and interface.
For those new to Java technology, the book includes an introduction to the Java programming language and to SQL. It builds on this basic knowledge to walk you through the creation of a JDBC application--from setting up a database and establishing a connection to retrieving values from result sets and using prepared statements. In addition, the authors provide many examples along the way that demonstrate how to execute common tasks. The book then turns to more advanced topics, focusing on features such as scrollable and updatable result sets, batch updates, SQL99 data types, custom mapping, savepoints, statement pooling, automatically generated keys, and more.
In addition to in-depth coverage of the JDBC metadata API, the book gives you the latest information on rowsets, the technology that makes it possible to handle data sets as JavaBeans™ components. As an added bonus, you get a preview of the standard implementations for JdbcRowSet, CachedRowSet, WebRowSet, JoinRowSet, and FilteredRowSet objects.
From Array to XADataSource, an easy-to-use alphabetical reference provides concise but complete information on each class and interface in the JDBC API. Each entry includes an overview with usage examples as well as a comprehensive explanation of the methods and fields.
A chapter on mapping SQL types and types in the Java programming language, an appendix for driver writers, a summary of the new features in the JDBC 2.0 and 3.0 APIs, and a glossary complete this indispensable resource for all database programmers.
The Java™ Series is supported, endorsed, and authored by the creators of the Java technology at Sun Microsystems, Inc. It is the official place to go for complete, expert, and definitive information on Java technology. The books in this Series provide the inside information you need to build effective, robust, and portable applications and applets. The Series is an indispensable resource for anyone targeting the Java™ 2 platform.
About the Author
Maydene Fisher, a native of San Jose, California, specializes in object-oriented languages. She has experience spanning both coasts of the United States, having documented everything from complex financial models on Wall Street to Java APIs in Silicon Valley.
Jon Ellis, author of the JDBC 3.0 API specification, has been working with database systems for the past ten years. Currently based in Tokyo, Japan, he is now leading several Java Community Process specifications in the wireless space.
Jonathan Bruce, who previously worked on JNDI technology in Ireland and is now based in Santa Clara, California, has worked on the specifications for the JDBC 3.0 API, the RowSet implementations, and the JDBC API subset for use with wireless devices.
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The remainder of the book (about 800 pages) is a reference containing a chapter for each class or interface in JDBC. Each chapter contains an overview of a class or interface, sections on anything of either special interest or complexity, and then a list of all the methods of the class or interface with complete descriptions. If a section applies to a particular version of JDBC, the version it applies to is clearly marked. The information contained in the reference is much more than you can find in the APIs. The reference section itself is well laid out to make the information you need easy to find.
This is probably the only JDBC book you will ever need. No matter which version of JDBC your database drivers support, you will find your answers in this book. The book is well written with clear explanations and plenty of code samples (which can be downloaded from the Sun web site) . Anyone working with JDBC will want this book by their side while they are coding.
The book is divided into two major sections: the Tutorial and the Reference. Actually, there are four tutorials in the Part One: Basic, Advanced, MetaData, and Rowset. Here well-written explanations are followed by clear and detailed examples.
It is remarkable that Part Two, The Reference, is not your typical API reference with simply method signatures or redundant explanations of their arguments. This is an extremely well thought through description of how to use JDBC 3.0 API to achieve a particular goal. Every class has a solid overview, examples, schemas -- everything one needs to get the job done. The book also contains an Appendix for JDBC driver developers and another Appendix covering JDBC 3.0 API changes.
This book provides the most clear and comprehensive JDBC coverage that I have ever seen. It is not just a matter of its size of over 1200 pages, but although the result of a well designed book structure and clear delivery.
There are many fine points to JDBC. Sure, the simple stuff is simple, but if you are looking for high reliability or high performance or both, you need to have a thorough understanding of your tools.
You won't find a better book if you are looking to find out exactly how JDBC is supposed to behave.
This book is written by the authors of the JDBC specification. For all intents and purposes, this book IS the JDBC specification.
On my job we treat this book as the JDBC specification. There are a couple of typos here and there, but it does indeed contain a complete description of every JDBC feature.
You will also need an equivalent SQL book to complement this one, because this book is ONLY about JDBC, not SQL. You will also have to reference the ODBC specification at times for some of the more arcane transaction semantics and such. Of course, any real database application is going to involve threads, and there is virtually no discussion of threads in this book, either. This book's singular focus on JDBC is what makes it what it is.
Like most Java books, it is overdue for an upgrade.
The example's are a little lightweight but nevertheless they work and they do illustrate the points being made in the text.
I bought this book about a month ago to get me up to speed on Java's take on SQL and now find that, in addition to showing me the Java, I know twice as much about SQL as I did before.
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