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JDBC 4.0 Early Draft Review is available

Posted by lancea on June 10, 2005 at 7:44 AM PDT

Features included in the JDBC 4.0 EDR are:

  • Ease of Development features intended to assist in reducing the coding burden and maintenance responsibilities of the developer
  • Automatic loading of java.sql.Driver implementations
  • SQL2003 XML data type Support
  • ROWID data type Support
  • National Character Set Conversion Support
  • Enhanced Blob and Clob support
  • SQLException enhancements including J2SE chained Exception support
  • Ability to unwrap implementation of JDBC classes to make use of
    non-standard JDBC methods provided by vendor implementations

  • Enhancements to Connection and Statement interfaces to permit
    improved connection state tracking, and greater flexibility when managing Statement objects in pool environments

We look forward to your feedback.

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