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J2EE™ Applications and BEA™ WebLogic Server™ by Sandra L. Emerson, Rob Woollen, Michael Girdley

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WebLogic Server JDBC

JDBC is the J2EE standard for accessing your application's database resources. The JDBC standard specifies a Java API that enables you to write SQL statements that are then sent to your database.

Why JDBC?

JDBC is one of the oldest enterprise Java specifications: The earliest drafts date back to 1996. JDBC addresses the same problems as the Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) standard developed by Microsoft: to provide a universal set of APIs for accessing any database, using the database-specific driver. Without JDBC or ODBC, developers must use a different set of APIs to access each database: one for Oracle, one for Informix, and so on. With JDBC or ODBC, a single set of APIs can access any database using the drivers specific ...

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