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Java DataBase Connectivity

  • John Edward Hunt
  • Alexander George McManus
Part of the Practitioner Series book series (PRACT.SER.)


Officially JDBC is not an acronym. However to all intents and purposes it stands for Java DataBase Connectivity. This is the mechanism by which relational databases are accessed in Java. Java is an (almost) pure object-oriented language, however. Although there are some object-oriented databases available, many database systems presently in commercial use are relational. It is therefore necessary for any object-oriented language which is to be used for commercial development to provide an interface to such databases. However, each database vendor provides their own proprietary (and different) API. In many cases they are little more than variations on a theme, but they tend to be incompatible. This means that if you were to write a program which was designed to interface with one database system, it is unlikely that it would automatically work with another.


Database System Statement Object Java Application Relational Database System Public Class 
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Further Reading

  1. Jepson B. (1997) Java Database Programming. John Wiley, Chichester.Google Scholar
  2. Reese G.(1997) Database Programming with JDBC and Java. O’Reilly & Associates, Cambridge MA.Google Scholar
  3. Hamilton G., Cattell R. and Fisher M. (1997) JDBC Database Access With Java: A Tutorial and Annotated Reference. Addison-Wesley, Reading.Google Scholar
  4. Microsoft (1997) Microsoft ODBC 3.0 Software Development Kit and Programmer’s Reference, Microsoft Press, Redmond WA.Google Scholar
  5. Stephens R.K. (1997) Teach yourself SQL in 21 days, 2nd edn. Sams, Indianapolis.Google Scholar

Online References

  1. Scholar
  2. Information on available JDBC drivers can be obtained from Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Edward Hunt
    • 1
  • Alexander George McManus
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WalesAberystwythUK

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