Last week, we had the author of TDD for a Shopping Website LiveProject. Friday at 11am Ranch time, Steven Solomon will be hosting a live TDD session just for us. See for the agenda and registration link
I'm not completely clear on your question, but are you referring to things that you can do in VB for example like simply specifying a table name instead of a complete SQL SELECT statement? If so, then no. JDBC requires that you actually execute SQL statements.
Hibernate (http://www.hibernate.org) is a framework that allows you do object/relational mapping from Java. It has a number of different ways that you can get data from the database.
Not sure if I understood your question right, but I hope this helps.
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I have been doing a bit of Databases, and people recommend stored procedures because they can be reused. You get a stored procedure which reads likeWhat that does is to encapsulate the query into a procedure. If you miss out the encapsulation you can use the line starting SELECT on its own, followed by ";" or whatever your database uses as a line terminator. [ May 01, 2007: Message edited by: Campbell Ritchie ]