THE OCP EXAM TOPICS COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
JDBC stands for Java Database Connectivity. This chapter will introduce you to the basics of accessing databases from Java. We will cover the key interfaces for how to connect, perform queries, and process the results.
If you are new to JDBC, note that this chapter covers only the very basics of JDBC and working with databases. What we cover is enough for the exam. To be ready to use JDBC on the job, we recommend that you read books on SQL along with Java and databases. For example, you might try SQL For Dummies by Allen G. Taylor (Wiley, 2013) and Practical Database Programming with Java by Ying Bai (Wiley-IEEE Press, 2011).