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
----   ------------   -----------------   ------------------
2017   JDBC 4.3       JSR 221             Java SE 9
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 4.3 are:

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 4.3 API has been implemented in Java SE 9. But JDBC drivers of specific database servers for JDBC 4.3 API may still not available. Since JDBC 4.3 API is backward compatible, there is no problem with using Java SE 9 or higher with JDBC 4.2, 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 4.3 API.

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

 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

 Archived Tutorials

 References

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