Teaches you how to develop Java programs, from start to finish, for connecting to databases using Java's new database connectivity environment, JDBC. Tells how to easily install drivers for most databases. Features a section on programming ODBC Java programs, including a robust ODBC client template for developing your own applications. Features a handy, ready-to-use Interactive SQL query client, including fully-explained and annotated source code. Teaches how to write your own database drivers for the JDBC. Reveals how to optimize your Java database programs for maximum efficiency and minimum time.