This Preface introduces you to Oracle Database Express Edition 2 Day + Java Developer's Guide, by discussing the intended audience and conventions of this document. It also includes a list of related Oracle documents that you can refer to for more information.


This guide is intended for application developers using Java to access and modify data in Oracle Database. This guide illustrates how to perform these tasks using a simple Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) application. This guide uses the Oracle JDeveloper integrated development environment (IDE) to create the application. This guide can be read by anyone with an interest in Java programming, but it assumes at least some prior knowledge of the following:

  • Java

  • Oracle PL/SQL

  • Oracle databases

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Related Documents

For more information, see the following documents in the Oracle Database documentation set:


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