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Core Java™ 1.1 Volume II - Advanced Features by Gary Cornell, Cay S. Horstmann

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Chapter 4. Database Connectivity: JDBC

In the summer of 1996, Sun released the first version of the JDBC (Java database connectivity) kit. This package lets Java programmers connect to a database, query it, or update it, using the industry standard query language. We think this is one of the most important developments in Java programming. It is not just that databases are among the most common use of hardware and software today. After all, there are a lot of products running after this market; so why do we think Java has the potential to make a big splash? The reason we think that Java and JDBC have an essential advantage over ...

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