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The class of Java by Pravin Jain

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CHAPTER 22

Using JDBC APIs, for Interaction with Databases

What is JDBC? JDBC is JDBC. It is not an acronym. Well, we do come across texts which describes JDBC as an acronym for Java Database Connectivity, and also there are other texts which would mention that JDBC is not an acronym. Let’s not worry about that.

22.1 ODBC AND JDBC

What is ODBC? ODBC is Open Database Connectivity. ODBC is a standard set of calls, which is used for connecting and interacting with a database. ODBC defines a standard way of interaction with any kind of database. There are various kinds of databases available from various vendors. These database vendors normally have a native driver for their database. This native driver is a collection of proprietary calls, which ...

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