Originally posted by Stanley Tan:
It's like ODBC, a standard way of connecting to databases. The necessary libraries come installed with the JDK and there's also a free JDBC-ODBC bridge driver to connect to databases that support ODBC.
I'm hoping someone else will elaborate on this matter.
I hope that I don't ask a stupid question here, but what is ODBC? I'll access the Sun Site to learn more, but is it like an API for a database?
Does every object oriented or non-object oriented programming language have its own ODBC, Java's being JDBC?
I would appreciate any feedback that you could give me. Thanks.
From Microsoft's web site:
Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is a widely accepted application programming interface (API) for database access. It is based on the Call-Level Interface (CLI) specifications from X/Open and ISO/IEC for database APIs and uses Structured Query Language (SQL) as its database access language.
A good place to start learning about JDBC would be: