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J2EE™ and Beyond: Design, Develop, and Deploy World-Class Java™ Software by Art Taylor

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the JDBC Package

The purpose of the JDBC package is to provide vendor-neutral access to relational databases. The implementation differences of the various databases used are abstracted from the user through the use of the JDBC API. Though the specification does not indicate that the API is to be used solely for relational databases (in fact, it can be used to access any tabular data, including a spreadsheet or flat file), historically it has been used primarily for relational database access.

The developers of the JDBC API specification have tried to keep the API as simple as possible so that it can be a foundation upon which other APIs are built. For instance, the Connector API can be implemented on top of an existing JDBC API using appropriate ...

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