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Apache Jakarta and Beyond: A Java Programmer’s Introduction by Larne Pekowsky

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Chapter 10. Chapter Database Tools

Databases are important in a wide range of Java applications. It would not be over-stating the case to point out that many Java applications are essentially sophisticated front-ends for databases. For example, an online commerce site allows users to browse the database of products, and purchasing an item may consist of moving an entry from an inventory table to tables that manage shipping orders.

The introduction of JDBC as part of the Java core libraries has greatly contributed to simplifying the task of creating database-aware programs. It is almost always possible to make things even easier, and this chapter discusses three tools that interact with JDBC to provide a wealth of new benefits. It is assumed that ...

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