Re: java for the database

  • From: "Dennis Williams" <oracledba.williams@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: juancarlosreyesp@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 10:31:01 -0600


> Does anyone knows good and specialized resources for java for dbas
> exclusively

What are you looking for?
   - A list that helps a DBA talk to Java developers?
   - A list related to JDBC?
   - A list devoted to the Java modules stored in Oracle and executed by the

My experience is that Java developers think the world revolves around Java.
The database is merely a way to persist the data. As such they don't want to
consider anything other than "pure" Java, only modestly cluttered by "old /
legacy" database concepts.
   - Learn as much about Java programming as you can so you can knowledgably
talk to your Java developers, using their terms.
   - Try to convince the Java developers that they should start with an ERD.
Emphasize that the data is an enterprise resource and not the sole province
of their Java classes.
   - Try to understand their transaction mechanism. With a GUI-based system
implemented by classes that call other classes, it can become difficult to
get to a COMMIT statement. Naturally transaction is a database concept, not
a Java concept. It isn't that they are stupid, just a limitation of their
Java environment.

Dennis Williams

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