Martin Edelius wrote:
> Hi all.
> I've been meaning to start with Java but I need to get some info on
> what's what as far as Java goes. I've been programming (Borland)
> Windows32 C++ for several years so I have a good grasp of programming
> and programming techniques.
> What I'm looking for is a book that teaches me the most simple basics of
> Java (the history of Java for instance) as well as the most advanced
> stuff (how it handles OOP, memory allocation, and so on). If it contains
> a good reference section it's a big plus.
> I'm also mening to implement MySQL functionality but haven't found any
> information on drivers, etc. Are there any APIs or such that I can
> Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
> Best regards,
> Martin Edelius
To get used to Java I would suggest to read Bruce Eckel's "Thinking in Java".
You can buy the book, or get an electronic copy under
What you need to use the JDBC drivers is the jav.sql.* package.
It is part of the standard Java since JDK 1.1.x (read: you can get infos from
Hope this helps