JDBC and Java database programming books: A comparative review

Find out which of these 7 books make it through our wringer -- er, reviewer -- in one piece

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I've assembled quite a list of candidates in this topic area. The following seven books were available for review at the time of this writing:

  • Database Programming with JDBC and Java by George Reese (O'Reilly)
  • Java Database Programming by Brian Jepson (Wiley)
  • JDBC Database Access with Java: A Tutorial and Annotated Reference by Graham Hamilton, Rick Catell, and Maydene Fisher (Addison-Wesley)
  • Java Database Programming with JDBC (2nd ed) by Pratik Patel and Karl Moss (Coriolis)
  • SQL Database Programming with Java by Bill McCarty (Coriolis)
  • Teach Yourself Database Programming with JDBC in 21 Days by Ashton Hobbs (SAMS Net)
  • JDBC Developer's Resource: Database Programming on the Internet by Art Taylor (Prentice-Hall)

A table providing a bird's-eye view of each title's main characteristics is available.

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