Learn how to download, install, and prepare a MySQL database as a localhost server on the Windows platform. Then, discover how to write JDBC programs to administer the database server and to manipulate data stored on the MySQL database server.
The purpose of this lesson is to get you beyond the initial hurdles involved in:
- Downloading and installing a MySQL database server.
- Preparing that database for use with JDBC.
- Writing and testing your first JDBC programs to administer the database and to manipulate the data stored in the MySQL database.
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