About this Course
Most meaningful applications you will write will have a database associated with it. Knowing how to connect with and incorporate this data is critical to success as a Java developer. In this course, we'll cover how to connect a Java application to a database using what's called JDBC, or Java Database Connectivity. Then, we'll use the convenient approach of including an ORM, or Object Relational Mapper. This will allow us to interact with our data using object-oriented techniques instead of exclusively relying on hard-coded SQL. The ORM we will use is called Hibernate, and is one of the most popular ORMs available.
What you'll learn
I spent six years teaching introductory and advanced computer science to high school students in Omaha and Chicago, and have also worked as a full-time Java developer. As a teacher, I continually strive to support students in removing all perceived and actual barriers to learning highly sophisticated material.
On the side I run a nonprofit organization that takes teenagers to developing countries to volunteer during the summer. I enjoy running and yoga, especially outdoors in the beautiful Chicago summer weather.
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