External Resources

Links & Books

Web resources

Database Debunkings
Database Debunkings is the web site that sets matters straight by telling the truth about database management.
www.dbdebunk.com

JDBC™ Database Access
The JDBC API allows developers to take advantage of the Java platform’s “Write Once, Run AnywhereTM” capabilities for industrial strength, cross-platform applications that require access to enterprise data. With a JDBC technology-enabled driver, a developer can easily connect all corporate data even in a heterogeneous environment.
JDBC™ Database Access

Microsoft’s Data Access site
This Microsoft page hosts information related to technologies for retrieving and manipulating data. These technologies include: ADO.NET, Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) and the Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE). Look here for the latest developments on these technologies.
msdn.microsoft.com/data

NIST SQL Test Suite
The NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) SQL test suite contains documentation, schemas and test programs for Interactive SQL and Embedded SQL C. These constitute the basic unit to be downloaded. Additional tests may be downloaded for the following interfaces: Embedded COBOL, Embedded Fortran, Embedded Ada, Embedded Pascal, Module Language C, Module Language COBOL, Module Language Fortran, Module Language Ada, and Module Language Pascal.
www.itl.nist.gov/div897

SQL:2016, SQL standard information
Wikipedia can be used as the foundation for details concerning the SQL:2016 database language standard.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SQL:2016

The Unicode standard
This is the Unicode home page.
www.unicode.org

iODBC, an ODBC Driver Manager for Linux, UNIX and macOS
iODBC is the acronym for Independent Open DataBase Connectivity, an Open Source platform independent implementation of ODBC.
www.iodbc.org

Forums and Newsgroups

Mimer SQL questions at Stack Overflow
Questions about Mimer SQL in general can be stated at the Stack Overflow site. Don’t forget to add the mimer-sql tag to your question.
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/mimer-sql

Mimer SQL forum at Tek-Tips
This is a forum where questions about Mimer SQL in general can be stated and where the answers can be found. About Tek-Tips – A Tecumseh Group web site, hosting cutting-edge forums foster dialogue among professionals on work-related topics, in a non-commercial environment.
http://www.tek-tips.com/threadminder.cfm?pid=886

Database Theory News Group
This news group is discussing advances in database technology in a theoretical and less DBMS specific way.
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/comp.databases.theory

Java Database News Group
This news group is discussing the use of Java for database connectivity.
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.java.databases

Microsoft ODBC News Group
This is a news group discussing database connectivity using Microsoft’s ODBC for open database solutions.
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/microsoft.public.data.odbc

Recommended books

A Guide to the SQL Standard
C.J. Date Addison-Wesley ISBN 0-201-96426-0 (Fourth Edition).
A Guide to the SQL Standard

ADO Examples and Best Practices
ADO Examples and Best Practices

JDBC API Tutorial and Reference
JDBC API Tutorial and Reference

Joe Celko’s Data & Databases: Concepts in Practice
Joe Celko, Morgan Kaufmann, ISBN 1-55860-432-4.
Data & Databases: Concepts in Practice

Joe Celko’s SQL Puzzles & Answers
Joe Celko, Morgan Kaufmann, ISBN 1558604537.
Joe Celko’s SQL Puzzles & Answers

Understanding SQL and Java Together
A Guide to SQLJ, JDBC, and Related Technologies – Jim Melton, Andrew Eisenberg, Academic Press – Morgan Kaufmann, ISBN 1-55860-562-2.
Understanding SQL and Java Together

Understanding SQL’s Persistent Stored Modules: A Complete Guide to SQL/PSM
Jim Melton presents the basic concepts and foundations of SQL/PSM, a standard for database procedural language extensions. It offers complete coverage of all the features of SQL/PSM and is formatted for easy use as a reference.
Understanding SQL’s Persistent Stored Modules: A Complete Guide to SQL/PSM

Joe Celko’s SQL for Smarties
Advanced SQL Programming, Joe Celko, Morgan Kaufmann, ISBN 1558605762.
Joe Celko’s SQL for Smarties

Unicode Demystified
Unicode Demystified, A Practical Programmer’s Guide to the Encoding Standard, by Richard Gillam is an excellent book about Unicode and sorting related issues.
Unicode Demystified