Using the JDBC API

The JDBC API is a set of interfaces that a database vendor implements for its database server. The set of interfaces describes connection, statement, and resultset objects. These three objects are the crux of a JDBC driver and must be implemented by the vendor for JDBC compliance. JDBC version 2.0 specifications have been released and provide added support for connection pooling, bidirectional cursors, and other more advanced features.

After a driver has been implemented to the JDBC specification, it must be registered with the DriverManager before it can be used by your application. The DriverManager coordinates the JDBC calls with the driver implementation to satisfy requests for connection, statement execution, and resultset. ...

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