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Beginning Java 7 by Jeff Friesen

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C H A P T E R  9

Interacting with Networks and Databases

You have three targets for accessing data that's external to an application: filesystem, network, and database. Chapter 8 introduced you to filesystem-oriented data access, whereas this chapter introduces you to data access via networks and databases.

Interacting with Networks

A network is a collection of interconnected nodes (computers and peripherals [e.g., printers]) that can share hardware and software among users. An intranet is a network within an organization and an internet is a network that links organizations together. The Internet is the global network of networks.

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