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Java is the fastest-growing programming language today. The main reason this object-oriented language is so popular is that it's simple, easy to learn and portable. Java has several core APIs, one of which is the JDBC API. JDBC is based on the X/Open SQL Call Level Interface (CLI) ­ the basis of ODBC. JDBC gives Java developers a common API to access most databases. This includes relational databases such as Oracle, DB2 UDB, Sybase and Informix as well as legacy databases like IMS. JDBC is used mainly to create n-tier client/server database applications or Web-enabled database applications. The JDBC API allows developers to easily write applications that access data from a database. JDBC API users aren't required to understand low-level database-related functions like memory management and byte alignment. Not only is JDBC easy to use, it also gives programmers a powe... (more)