JDBC Version and History

This section provides some quick information about JDBC versions and history.

The following table lists JDBC past versions and implementations:

Year   JDBC Version   JSR Specification   JDK Implementation

2014   JDBC 4.2       JSR 221             Java SE 8
2011   JDBC 4.1       JSR 221             Java SE 7
2006   JDBC 4.0       JSR 221             Java SE 6
2001   JDBC 3.0       JSR 54              JDK 1.4
1999   JDBC 2.1                           JDK 1.2?
1997   JDBC 1.2                           JDK 1.1?

Main new features introduced in JDBC 4.2 are:

Main new features introduced in JDBC 4.1 are:

Main new features introduced in JDBC 4.0 are:

Note that JDBC 4.2 API has been implemented in Java SE 8. But JDBC drivers of specific database servers for JDBC 4.2 API may still not available. Since JDBC 4.2 API is backward compatible, there is no problem with using Java SE 8 with JDBC 4.1, 4.0 or 3.0 drivers, as long as you do not use the new methods or classes there were introduced in JDBC 4.2 API.

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) Introduction

 What Is JDBC?

JDBC Version and History

 JDBC Driver Types

 Establishing Connections from JDBC to Databases

 DriverManager - Loading JDBC Driver

 DriverManager - Connection URL

 JDK (Java SE) Installation

 Installing and Running Java DB - Derby

 Derby (Java DB) JDBC Driver

 Derby (Java DB) JDBC DataSource Objects

 Java DB (Derby) - DML Statements

 Java DB (Derby) - ResultSet Objects of Queries

 Java DB (Derby) - PreparedStatement

 MySQL Installation on Windows

 MySQL JDBC Driver (MySQL Connector/J)

 MySQL - PreparedStatement

 MySQL - Reference Implementation of JdbcRowSet

 MySQL - JBDC CallableStatement

 MySQL CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 MySQL BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 Oracle Express Edition Installation on Windows

 Oracle JDBC Drivers

 Oracle - Reference Implementation of JdbcRowSet

 Oracle - PreparedStatement

 Oracle - JBDC CallableStatement

 Oracle CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 Oracle BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

 Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server - sqljdbc42.jar

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - Query Statements and Result Sets

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DatabaseMetaData Object

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DDL Statements

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DML Statements

 SQL Server - PreparedStatement

 SQL Server CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 SQL Server BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - Flat Text Files

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS Access

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS SQL Server

 Summary of JDBC Drivers and Database Servers

 Additional Tutorial Notes to Be Added

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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