Each activity in this self-study tutorial highlights an important
feature of Derby.
Here is what you can expect to learn in each activity:
- Activity 1:
- Use the Derby ij tool
to load the Derby embedded
driver and start the Derby database
engine. Create the database firstdb and the table FIRSTTABLE.
Use a few basic SQL statements to insert and select data. The Derby message
log derby.log and the database directories and files are
- Activity 2:
- Use Derby within a client/server
configuration. Start the Derby Network
Server, which will embed the Derby engine.
In a separate process, use the Derby ij
tool to load the Derby client
driver and connect to the Network Server. Create a database called seconddb and
the table SECONDTABLE. Use a few basic SQL statements to
insert and select data.
- Activity 3:
- Load the Derby database
engine from a simple Java JDBC program. Use the embedded driver to create
the database jdbcDemoDB and the WISH_LIST table.
Populate the table with text entered from the keyboard, then view a list
of the records in the table. Walk through the code to understand the basic
structure of a JDBC program that accesses a Derby database.
The CLASSPATH variable and connection URL attribute ;shutdown=true are
- Activity 4:
- Modify the Java JDBC program to load the client driver and connect to
the Derby Network Server.
Compile the altered program and test that the program operates as it did
in the previous activity.