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NetBeans IDE 8 Cookbook by Rhawi Dantas, David Salter

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Connecting to Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle

Now that we've looked at some open source databases, let's take a look at some of the commercial databases that we can connect to and manage from within NetBeans.

First, let's look at Microsoft SQL Server.

It may seem strange talking about Microsoft products when we're integrating with NetBeans; however, Microsoft SQL Server is one of the more popular databases available and provides excellent tools for developers, allowing them to define, debug, and profile their SQL.

Getting ready

Microsoft SQL Server is available in many different versions, ranging from the simple Local DB, through SQL Server Express up to SQL Server Enterprise. SQL Server is renowned for its power, yet the friendliness of the tools ...

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