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JDBC Compendium



The Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) API provides universal data access from the Java programming language. Using the JDBC 3.0 API, you can access virtually any data source, from relational databases to spreadsheets and flat files. JDBC technology also provides a common base on which tools and alternate interfaces can be built.

  • JDBC Fast Connection Failover with Oracle RAC
    by Michael Pilone
    Configuring and testing with Tomcat and the Spring framework

  • JDBC Drivers and Web Security
    by Mukul Sood
    Although security is not officially part of the Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) specification, JDBC driver vendors are beginning to offer security features such as encryption and authentication.

  • A JDBC Wrapper -- In Python!
    by C.K. Tan
    Database access via JDBC can be less than straightforward. To simplify the process, C.K. presents a Python-based framework that wraps around JDBC.

  • How Can I Speed Up My JDBC-Based Programs?
    by Tim Kientzle
    Tim examines techniques for optimizing the performance of Java-baseddatabase-centric applications.

  • Developing JDBC Applications
    by Andrew Wilson
    Client-side applet browsing of JDBC applets can be a problem -- unless you use the client/server development techniques Andy shares here.

  • Examining JDBC Drivers
    by Mukul Sood
    JDBC, short for "Java Database Connectivity," provides a programming-level interface for communicating with databases in a uniform way. Mukul discusses the different categories of JDBC drivers, then compares them in terms of performance.


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