This section describes how to install JDK Documentation on your own machine.
To learn JDBC more effectively, you definitely need to have a copy of the JDK Documentation installed on your own machine.
JDK Documentation provides you detailed information of all classes and methods used in JDBC.
Here is what I did to download and install JDK 6 Documentation on my local machine.
Open the Java SE Download page with this URL: http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/.
Click the download button next to "Java SE 6 Documentation".
You will see Java(TM) SE Development Kit Documentation 6 page showing up.
Check the Accept License Agreement radio button.
Click the hyper link of "Java(TM) SE Development Kit Documentation 6, English",
which links to jdk-6-doc.zip with size of 52.7 MB.
Save jdk-6-doc.zip to a temporary directory.
Double-click on jdk-6-doc.zip to extract all files to C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_02 directory.
The installation of JDK 6 Documentation is done.
To verify the installation, I opened the C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_02\docs\index.html
with IE (Internet Explorer). You should see the JDK 5 Documentation starting page as shown in this picture:
Click the JDBC link on the JDK 6 Documentation page to see what documentations are available for JDBC.