JDBC API Tutorial and Reference, 3/e

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by Maydene Fisher, Jon Ellis and Jonathan Bruce
August, 2003

Chapter 1, Introduction | Chapter 2, Basic Tutorial


The JDC is pleased to present two chapters from JDBC API Tutorial and Reference, 3/e by Maydene Fisher, Jon Ellis and Jonathan Bruce, published by Addison Wesley.

About the Book


JDBC API Tutorial and Reference, 3/e is a step-by-step tutorial on the JDBC also includes an exhaustive reference section for all the JDBC API methods, classes and interfaces. The book also includes a tutorial on the new RowSet implementations, including the WebRowSet implementation (Rowsets make it easy to send tabular data over a network). The JDBC API allows developers to take advantage of the Java platform's "Write Once, Run Anywhere" capabilities for industrial strength, cross-platform applications that require access to enterprise data. With a JDBC technology-enabled driver, a developer can easily connect all corporate data even in a heterogeneous environment.

About the Chapters

In chapter 1, " Introduction, " JDBC technology is briefly explained and an overview of Java Programming language and relational database is presented.

In chapter 2, " Basic Tutorial, " walks you through examples using the JDBC API to execute common SQL statements, letting you see for yourself how easy it is to use the basic JDBC API.

Ordering Information

Addison Wesley


SoftPro Computer Books

About the Authors

Maydene Fisher has extensive experience as a technical writer specializing in the documentation of object-oriented programming languages. Before joining the JDBC team at JavaSoft she wrote documentation for ScriptX, an object-oriented multimedia scripting language, at Kaleida Labs and at Apple Computer.

Jon Ellis is the author of the JDBC 3.0 SPI specification. He is currently based in Tokyo, Japan and is leading several Java Community Process specifications in the wireless space.

Jonathan Bruce is the JDBC technical lead at Sun Microsystems. He has worked on the JDBC 3.0 specification, the JDBC RowSet implementations, and the JDBC API subset for use with wireless devices.

More Information

If you would like to learn more about JDBC, try these links:

Download Page allows users to try JDBC as well as explains what each download is used for.


JDBC tutorial allows you to learn the basic concepts first.


Try a short course online on JDBC programming.


Chapter 1, Introduction | Chapter 2, Basic Tutorial

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