Introduction to JDBC

Posted By on April 29, 2016

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InetAddress Class
JDBC Architecture

JDBC stands for Java Database Connectivity, which is a standard Java API for database-independent connectivity between the Java programming language and a wide range of databases. The JDBC library includes APIs for each of the tasks commonly associated with database usage:

  • Making a connection to a database
  • Creating SQL or MySQL statements
  • Executing that SQL or MySQL queries in the database
  • Viewing & Modifying the resulting records

Fundamentally, JDBC is a specification that provides a complete set of interfaces that allows for portable access to an underlying database. Java can be used to write different types of executables, such as:

  • Java Applications
  • Java Applets
  • Java Servlets
  • Java ServerPages (JSPs)
  • Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs)

All of these different executables are able to use a JDBC driver to access a database and take advantage of the stored data.

JDBC provides the same capabilities as ODBC, allowing Java programs to contain database-independent code.

InetAddress Class
JDBC Architecture

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