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kooskuntla venkat

Joined: Sep 10, 2005
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why type 4 is called thin driver
David O'Meara

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
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a subject line "jdbc" is not very helpful. We like people to UseAMeaningfulSubjectLine

The Type 4 driver is called thin since it is an all-java solution and exists as a thin layer in the application used to communicate directly with the database rather than requiring heavier applications to be installed on the client first.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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