JDBC Driver Connection URL strings

Introduction Ever wanted to connect to a relational database using Java and didn’t know the URL connection string? Then, this article is surely going to help you from now on.

The best way to log JDBC statements

Introduction Whenever you are using a data access framework that auto-generates statements on your behalf, it is mandatory to log all statements to ensure their effectiveness, as well as to assert the possible performance implications.

How does the MySQL JDBC driver handle prepared statements

Prepared statement types While researching for the Statement Caching chapter in my High-Performance Java Persistence book, I got the chance to compare how Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL and MySQL handle prepare statements. Thanks to Jess Balint (MySQL JDBC driver contributor), who gave a wonderful answer on StackOverflow, I managed to get a better understanding of how MySQL handles prepared statements from a database performance point of view.

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