2.5.  Database Applications with JDBC


JDBC is Sun's attempt to create a platform-neutral interface between databases and Java. With JDBC, you can count on a standard set of database access features and (usually) a particular subset of SQL, SQL-92. The JDBC API defines a set of interfaces that encapsulate major database functionality, including running queries, processing results, and determining configuration information. A database vendor or third-party developer writes a JDBC driver, which is a set of classes that implements these interfaces for a particular database system.

Figure 2.2.  The classes and interfaces of the JDBC API

The classes and interfaces of the JDBC API

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