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Java and SQL Book Reviews
We'll review here those texts which are, or claim to be, about
SQL and Java together. We try to be current, but we do not always
go out and buy the latest edition of every book, especially if we
disliked the last edition. We try to be
fair, but disclaim responsibility for any errors or omissions.
This page has one section:
THE TOP 20 JAVA AND SQL BOOKS.
THE TOP 20 JAVA AND SQL BOOKS. We power searched the amazon.com
database for Java or JDBC or SQLJ or "Java and SQL".
We only want works about Java and SQL together.
So we exclude books if they are primarily about: SQL alone, Java alone,
or the web. We include books on JDBC, SQLJ, or brand-name DBMSs.
These are our picks, in order by average user rating:
JDBC API Tutorial and Reference,
White et al. 4.5 stars. Read
Zukowski's review. Read
an excerpt. Read
The first edition had a different title:
JDBC Database Access With Java: A Tutorial and Annotated
Reference (now out of print).
an excerpt from the first edition.
Understanding SQL and Java Together.
Melton et al. 4 stars. Mr Melton is on the ANSI standards committee.
Want to learn about SQLJ? About merging Java with SQL's new
object/relational UDTs feature? Then this is the one. Read
Java Database Programming Bible.
O'Donahue. 4 stars. Published July 2002. I worry that O'Donahue is trying to put too much into one book. Read
the publisher's blurb.
Principles of Database Systems With Internet and Java Applications.
Riccardi. 4 stars. The author is a college professor who has also
co-authored a book on file structures. The coverage
of SQL is weak (does Riccardi really think it stands for "Standard Query
Language"?), but none of the books discussed here are good qua SQL books.
But in this book there isn't all that much coverage of JDBC either:
Riccardi concentrates on a variety of database topics, like file
structures and optimization techniques. Even Microsoft Access is featured
in examples. That's fair, the title doesn't really say that SQL and Java
are the book's real focus, but you should avoid it if those are your
a sample chapter.
Database Programming With JDBC and Java, 2nd edition.
Reese. 3.5 stars. Read
Ed's review. Read
a sample chapter. Read
Building Database Applications (Referentia).
Rozlog. 3.5 stars. Actually this is a CD-ROM (not a printed book),
part of a learning-course series for JBuilder 3 users. Covers not only
JDBC but dbSwing. Watch, then try. Seems rather expensive. Read
Oracle8i SQLJ Programming.
Morisseau-Leroy et al. 3.5 stars. Read
an interview with the author. Read
E-Commerce Applications Using Oracle8i and Java.
Thakkar and Liberty. 3.5 stars. Thakkar has also written
Sams Teach Yourself Oracle8i On Windows NT in 24 hours.
Oracle Jdeveloper 3 Handbook.
Dorsey and Koletzke. 3 stars. Read
the publisher's press release.
Distributed Java 2 Platform Database Development.
Birnam. 3 stars. Published in December 2000.
a sample chapter
(warning: this download is extremely slow).
JDBC Developer's Resource: Database Programming on the Internet.
Taylor. 3 stars.
a sample chapter. Read
Wehrli's review. Read
Visual Developer SQL Database Programming With Java.
McCarty. 3 stars.
("Visual Developer" is the publisher's series name.)
In a January 1998
JavaWorld survey article Laurence Vanhelsuwé compared
seven JDBC books, and this one was a winner. Read
Cargill's review. Two years ago this was obviously the best book;
let's hope they update it soon, with a little
less on Access.
The Complete Guide to Java Database Programming.
Siple. 2 stars. By a Sun employee. Mostly on JDBC, with a browser
application. Dated. Has some typos.
Jensen et al. 2 stars.
Only two of the fourteen chapters are really about "Java and SQL".
the table of contents.
For a more up-to-date take, check the availability of
Oracle Jdeveloper 3 Handbook
by Dorsey and Koletzke.
Visual Developer Java Database Programming With JDBC,
Patel et al. 2 stars. Dated. Might interest people making JDBC drivers.
Has a section on mySQL interfacing. Read
Java Database Programming: Servlets and JDBC.
Williamson and Moran. 1.5 stars. Actually only a few chapters are JDBC,
and they're elementary. Read an article by Williamson in
Java Developers Journal.
A Complete Java Database Training Course.
Loy et al. 1 star.
Teach Yourself Database Programming With JDBC In 21 Days.
Hobbs. No stars. Out of print. Not recommended. But
Lines's review said it wasn't so bad.
JDBC 3: Java Database Connectivity.
Van Haecke. No stars. Published in January 2002. This is apparently an update of a book that appeared in 1997. You can read
The table of contents.
Sun's online JDBC documentation, and
a discussion of some Java implementations.
See also our related pages:
SQL Book Reviews;
ADO Book Reviews;
Database Book Reviews.
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