Expert Oracle JDBC Programming / Edition 1

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JDBC is the most commonly used API in Java to access and manipulate data in a database. Oracle is one of the most popular and scalable databases in the world. This book is a must-have for any developer building an application that employs JDBC on Oracle database. Unlike other JDBC books, this book has been written to complement not rehash the contents of Oracle JDBC documentation and the JDBC specification.

The book teaches you not just how to write JDBC code, but how to write effective JDBC code in a step-by-step fashion. This book does not assume any prior knowledge of JDBC, though it does assume basic knowledge of SQL and PL/SQL. It covers JDBC with a focus on writing high-performing, scalable and secure applications for Oracle 10g and 9i.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590594070
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 6/2/2005
  • Series: OakTable Press Series
  • Edition description: 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 744
  • Product dimensions: 1.46 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 7.50 (d)

Meet the Author

R.M. Menon has worked with Oracle database for over 11 years, eight of which have been at Oracle Corporation. Menon works as a project lead in the core technology division of Oracle. For the past five years, Menon has used JDBC and other J2EE technologies extensively as part of his work. He believes in the philosophy of proving all assertions, and has strived to follow this philosophy rigorously in his book. When he is not doing research on Oracle, Menon learns Indian classical vocal music and performs at local cultural events as a singer. Occasionally, he also dabbles in sketching portraits, and drawing paintings and cartoons.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Performance toolkit 1
Ch. 2 Oracle fundamentals 33
Ch. 3 Introduction to JDBC 79
Ch. 4 Transactions 115
Ch. 5 Statement and PreparedStatement 139
Ch. 6 CallableStatement 187
Ch. 7 Result sets explored 209
Ch. 8 Oracle objects : an objective analysis 277
Ch. 9 Using weakly typed struct objects 323
Ch. 10 Using strongly typed interfaces with JPublisher 345
Ch. 11 Using Oracle collections and references 387
Ch. 12 Using LOBs and BFILEs 447
Ch. 13 Statement caching 495
Ch. 14 Connection pooling and caching 529
Ch. 15 Security-related issues 575
Ch. 16 Locking-related issues 599
Ch. 17 Selected PL/SQL techniques 629
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2005

    Excellent Oracle-JDBC book!

    This is an excellent book with a very refreshing hands-on approach to JDBC programming for the Oracle database. The author tackles fundamental database concepts, with a strong emphasis on performance. The approach that the author uses includes the right combination of theoretical fundamentals and hands-on coding and testing. The result is a book that is ideal for both the novice user looking to understand fundamental database concepts and the advanced user looking for in-depth analyses using code examples and benchmark numbers. Best of all, the book is not just about the Oracle database in isolation. It is set within the context of JDBC programming, bringing the world of RDBMS programming to the Java community. This book is a must have for the enterprise software developer who is even half serious about leveraging the enormous power of the Oracle database in her/his application.

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