JDBC Architecture Overview

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The JDBC package is a large piece of technology. This chapter described the basic techniques for connecting a Java application to PostgreSQL using JDBC and the PostgreSQL JDBC driver. It does not cover a few of the more advanced JDBC topics.

The Connection class includes methods that can commit and roll back transactionsof course, you can do that yourself by executing COMMIT and ROLLBACK commands.

The examples in this chapter intercept database errors by catching exceptions. JDBC also throws exceptions for database warnings.

One of the more interesting features added to the JDBC 2.0 specification is the updateable ResultSet. This feature lets you update, insert, and delete rows in a result set by directly modifying the ResultSet, rather than executing the corresponding commands yourself.

Finally, JDBC gives you a way to map PostgreSQL data types into Java data types. In this chapter, you used String values (and an occasional Boolean) to communicate between Java and PostgreSQL, but JDBC can map between other data types as well. You can even map user-defined PostgreSQL types into Java.

JDBC is a powerful and well-designed technology. If you are interested in Java programming, you will want to learn more about JDBC. Sun has done a great job of documenting the JDBC package. For more information, I suggest reading the "JDBC Technology Guide: Getting Started" at http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/_docs/guide/jdbc/.

Part I: General PostgreSQL Use

Introduction to PostgreSQL and SQL

Working with Data in PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL SQL Syntax and Use


Part II: Programming with PostgreSQL

Introduction to PostgreSQL Programming

Extending PostgreSQL


The PostgreSQL C APIlibpq

A Simpler C APIlibpgeasy

The New PostgreSQL C++ APIlibpqxx

Embedding SQL Commands in C Programsecpg

Using PostgreSQL from an ODBC Client Application

Using PostgreSQL from a Java Client Application

Using PostgreSQL with Perl

Using PostgreSQL with PHP

Using PostgreSQL with Tcl and Tcl/Tk

Using PostgreSQL with Python

Npgsql: The .NET Data Provider

Other Useful Programming Tools

Part III: PostgreSQL Administration

Introduction to PostgreSQL Administration

PostgreSQL Administration

Internationalization and Localization


Replicating PostgreSQL Data with Slony

Contributed Modules


PostgreSQL(c) The comprehensive guide to building, programming, and administering PostgreSQL databases
PostgreSQL(c) The comprehensive guide to building, programming, and administering PostgreSQL databases
ISBN: 735712573
Year: 2004
Pages: 261

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