Before You Read This Book
Before proceeding with this tutorial, you should have a good knowledge of the Java programming language. A good way to get to that point is to work through The Java Tutorial, Fourth Edition, Sharon Zakhour et al. (Addison-Wesley, 2006). You should also be familiar with the Java DataBase Connectivity (JDBC) and relational database features described in JDBC API Tutorial and Reference, Third Edition, Maydene Fisher et al. (Addison-Wesley, 2003).