Topics in This Chapter
Connecting to databases: the seven basic steps
Simplifying JDBC usage: some utilities
Using precompiled (parameterized) queries
Creating and executing stored procedures
Updating data through transactions
Using JDO and other object-to-relational mappings
JDBC provides a standard library for accessing relational databases. By using the JDBC API, you can access a wide variety of SQL databases with exactly the same Java syntax. It is important to note that although the JDBC API standardizes the approach for connecting to databases, the syntax for sending queries and committing transactions, and the data structure representing the result, JDBC does not attempt to standardize the SQL syntax. ...