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What is the idea behind all classes as interfaces in JDBC

chenna kesava koyyagura
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Joined: Nov 25, 2007
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hi friends,

please let me know what is the idea behind all classes in jdbc are interfaces?
Rob Spoor
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It allows vendors of database systems to provide their own implementations which are specificly for those systems, yet users can write their code once without having to change much - only the driver class and the connection string.

Sure, some of it could have possibly been put in abstract classes, but it would have been so very little it hardly justifies having an abstract class.


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