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 »

SQL:2016, SQL standard information
Wikipedia can be used as the foundation for details concerning the SQL:2016 database language standard.
https://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 »

Discussion forum – Stack Overflow
Questions and answers!
https://stackoverflow.com »

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 »

William R. Vaughn: ADO Examples and Best Practices
The purpose of this book is to discuss the best choices and implementations with the ActiveX Data Object technologies.
ADO Examples and Best Practices »

JDBC API Tutorial and Reference
This book provides the definitive description of the JDBC™ API, the technology that enables universal data access for the Java™ programming language.
JDBC API Tutorial and Reference »

The database expert Joe Celko
Joe Celko is one of the most respected writers about SQL and databases, and has several good books published in this area. Below are some links for further details on Joe Celko and to a few of his books.
Joe Celko on wikipedia »
SQL Puzzles & Answers (Morgan Kaufmann, ISBN 1-55860-453-7) »
Data & Databases: Concepts in Practice (Morgan Kaufmann, ISBN 1-55860-432-4) »

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 »

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 »