JDBC 4.0 and Java SE 6 have left the stable
Well, we have made it. Java SE 6 and JDBC 4.0 are now final and have been released. It has been an interesting and rewarding adventure!
Java SE 6 SDK bundles Java DB which provides a JDBC 4.0 driver. I suspect we will see quite a few JDBC 4.0 drivers soon and I will update this blog with the latest info.
JDBC 4.0 brings many new features such as improved LOB support, SQL XML data type support as well as many clarifications to the previous versions of the JDBC specification.
I once again, want to thank the members of the JDBC 4.0 expert group for their efforts in making the release of JSR 221 a success.
Once we catch our breadth, we will be looking at ways to continue to improve JDBC going forward and if you have suggestions, let me know.