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Java™ Oracle® Database Development by David J. Gallardo

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Preface

Databases are unavoidable. That's probably the most important lesson I've learned in all my years as a programmer. I never explicitly sought out database-related development work at first; it always seemed to find me. I tried to pursue other technologies and avoid databases, but because of personal and general technological circumstances, was never entirely successful. Finally, I've learned it's best to accept database programming and enjoy it. I'm much happier now.

I was fortunate in that my introduction to databases was gradual as they were introduced slowly into companies and organizations. At the same time, the database programs for personal computers grew in sophistication. Now, standard relational database systems are ubiquitous, ...

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