The Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) API is a standard for accessing relational database management systems (RDBMSs) via Java. It has been in use for years and can be used when developing all types of Java applications, including desktop, stand-alone, and web. Almost every nontrivial application utilizes an RDBMS for storing and retrieving data. Therefore, it is important for application developers of all types to learn how to work with JDBC.

Enterprise application development has proved to be more productive for developers when working directly with Java objects as opposed to database access. While the JDBC API is still very ...

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