20. Accessing Databases with JDBC

Objectives

In this chapter you’ll learn:

• Relational database concepts.

• To use Structured Query Language (SQL) to retrieve data from and manipulate data in a database.

• To use the JDBC™ API of package java.sql to access databases.

• To use the RowSet interface from package javax.sql to manipulate databases.

• To use JDBC 4.0’s automatic JDBC driver discovery.

• To use PreparedStatements to create precompiled SQL statements with parameters.

• How transaction processing makes database applications more robust.

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.

Arthur Conan Doyle

Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever.

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