JDBC is an API for accessing data in relational databases such as Oracle, MySQL etc. from Java in a standard way using the SQL language. JDBC actually lets you access any tabular data sources like relational databases, spreadsheets or even flat files. You pass SQL to java methods in the JDBC classes and get back JDBC objects that represent the results of your query. JDBC is portable since Java is portable across platforms. JDBC also allow us to access an ODBC-based database using a JDBC-ODBC bridge.
We will write a simple JDBC program to get started with JDBC concepts we learned atjavajee.com/introduction-to-jdbc. Refer to the notes on particular database for installation and configuration prerequesites.
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