JDBC Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 3.02, by Dr. Herong Yang
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.
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