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Special Edition Using Java 2 Standard Edition by Geoff Friesen, Chuck Cavaness, Brian Keeton

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Setting Up a Database

For the rest of this chapter and Chapter 27, "Advanced JDBC 2.0," a database had to be selected to use for the examples. As you know, there are many to pick from. Some of the relational databases have been around for a long time and have a large share of the market. However, there are a few new vendors in the market and the price is just right for using one of these for the purposes of this book. The problem with some of these newer databases is that they don't fully support the JDBC 2.0 driver functionality.

So, the Oracle8i Lite database from Oracle will be used for these examples.Oracle also now has a version called Oracle8i Personal Edition. This version will also run on Windows98 as well as Windows NT, Linux, and other ...

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