Java Database Connection and RMI

A new course for get-ahead Java bods

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Register Training The Register's new Training Site has proved to be hugely popular with readers, and today we're taking the opportunity to highlight a new course: Java Database Connection and RMI.

According to the blurb:

The JDBC API is the industry standard for database-independent connectivity between the Java programming language and a wide range of databases. The JDBC API provides a call-level API for SQL-based database access. JDBC technology allows you to use the Java programming language to exploit "Write Once, Run Anywhere" capabilities for applications that require access to enterprise data.

Java Remote Method Invocation (Java RMI) enables the programmer to create distributed Java technology-based to Java technology-based applications, in which the methods of remote Java objects can be invoked from other Java virtual machines, possibly on different hosts. RMI uses object serialization to marshal and unmarshal parameters and does not truncate types, supporting true object-oriented polymorphism.

This course has been developed for people involved with Web publishing and Web technology based GUI development, or people writing multi-tiered networking applications and although there is no specific prerequisite for this course the student should, however have a good level of Java programming knowledge.

Topics explored in the course are, JDBC elements, the steps used to access a database with JDBC, data retrieval issues, and some of the advanced features that will gain more support with future releases of the JDBC API, Databases and Java, Structured Query Language SQL, JDBC Overview, The java.sql Package, Executing DML Commands, Joins and Transaction, PreparedStatement, CallableStatement, Cursors and Batch Updates, Remote Method Invocation (RMI), Distributed Applications, Introduction to Java RMI, RMI Architecture, Building a Client/Server Application, Dynamic Class Loading and Advanced Concepts in RMI.

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