22.2. Basic JDBC Example

Listing 22.3 presents a simple class called FruitTest that follows the seven steps outlined in the previous section to show a simple table called fruits. It uses the command-line arguments to determine the host, port, database name, and driver type to use, as shown in Listings 22.1 and 22.2. Rather than putting the driver name and the logic for generating an appropriately formatted database URL directly in this class, these two tasks are spun off to a separate class called DriverUtilities, shown in Listing 22.4. This separation minimizes the places that changes have to be made when different drivers are used.

This example does not depend on the way in which the database table was actually created, only on its resultant ...

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