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aijazali chhachhar
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Joined: Jan 12, 2012
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why we donot use new operator for laoding drivers?why class.forname
Hussein Baghdadi
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Class.forName() doesn't return an instance, it initializes a class and returns a Class object.
Class Class (It is not a typo).

So why forName()?
Because it allows you to instantiate a class that you don't know until runtime, so your code is more dynamic.
Campbell Ritchie
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And welcome to the Ranch aijazali chhachhar
 
 
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