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Java Database Best Practices


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When creating complex Java enterprise applications, do you spend a lot of time thumbing through a myriad of books and other resources searching for what you hope will be the API that's right for the project at hand?

Java Database Best Practices rescues you from having to wade through books on each of the various APIs before figuring out which method to use! This comprehensive guide introduces each of the dominant APIs (Enterprise JavaBeans, Java Data Objects, the Java Database Connectivity API (JDBC) as well as other, lesser-known options), explores the methodology and design components that use those APIs, and then offers practices most appropriate for different types and makes of databases, as well as different types of applications.

Java Database Practices also examines database design, from table and database architecture to normalization, and offers a number of best practices for handling these tasks as well. Learn how to move through the various forms of normalization, understand when to denormalize, and even get detailed instructions on optimizing your SQL queries to make the best use of your database structure. Through it all, this book focuses on practical application of these techniques, giving you information that can immediately be applied to your own enterprise projects.

Enterprise applications in today's world are about data-- whether it be information about a product to buy, a user's credit card information, or the color that a customer prefers for their auto purchases. And just as data has grown in importance, the task of accessing that data has grown in complexity. Until now, you have been left on your own to determine which model best suits your application, and how best to use your chosen API. Java Database Practices is the one stop reference book to help you determine what's appropriate for your specific project at hand. Whether it's choosing between an alphabet soup of APIs and technologies--EJB, JDO, JDBC, SQL, RDBMS, OODMBS, and more on the horizon, this book is an indispensable resource you can't do without.

Book News Annotation:

Assuming a familiarity with SQL and at least one Java enterprise API, this book describes the different approaches Java provides for database programming, assesses what approaches fit which problems, and recommends best practices for each model. The author discusses data architecture, transaction management, EJB container-managed persistence, EJB bean-managed persistence, and Java data objects persistence.
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"Java Database Best Practices" takes developers through a wide variety of different ways to store and access data, enabling them to learn which 'persistence model' is most appropriate for each type of application.

About the Author

George Reese has taken an unusual path into business software development. After earning a B.A. in philosophy from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, George went off to Hollywood where he worked on television shows such as "The People's Court" and ESPN's "Up Close". The L.A. riots convinced him to return to Maine where he finally became involved with software development and the Internet. George has since specialized in the development of Internet-oriented Java enterprise systems and the strategic role of technology in business processes. He is the author of Database Programming with JDBC and Java, 2nd Edition and the world's first JDBC driver, the mSQL-JDBC driver for mSQL. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife Monique and three cats, Misty, Gypsy, and Tia. He makes a living as the National Practice Director of Technology Strategy for digital@jwt in Minneapolis.

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • Data Architecture
    • Chapter 1: Elements of Database Applications
    • Chapter 2: Relational Data Architecture
    • Chapter 3: Transaction Management
  • Persistence Models
    • Chapter 4: Persistence Fundamentals
    • Chapter 5: EJB CMP
    • Chapter 6: EJB BMP
    • Chapter 7: JDO Persistence
    • Chapter 8: Alternative Persistence Frameworks
  • Tutorials
    • Chapter 9: J2EE Basics
    • Chapter 10: SQL
    • Chapter 11: JDBC
    • Chapter 12: JDO
  • Colophon

Product Details

Reese, George
O'Reilly Media
se, George
Programming - General
Database Management - General
Relational databases
Programming Languages - Java
Database design
Java (Computer program language)
Computer Languages-Java
APIs;EJB;Enterprise JavaBeans;JDBC;JDO;Java Data Objects;Java Database Connectivity API
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1st ed.
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9.19 x 7 x 0.72 in 1.01 lb

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