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Building Scalable and High-Performance Java™ Web Applications Using J2EE™ Technology by Greg Barish

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How JDBC Fits In

JDBC offers two key features: simplicity and database independence. It's considered simple because, with only a few statements, a developer can programmatically query a database. He can easily combine his own local application data with a template for a SQL query and execute the resulting dynamic query. In terms of database independence, JDBC allows engineers to stop worrying about differences in vendor-specific database connection instructions. Instead, it puts the burden on database companies to produce JDBC drivers and build their proprietary connection management codes beneath a common Java API.

JDBC is arguably the most mature of the J2EE technologies we've discussed throughout this book. This is for two reasons. One, even ...

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