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Class.forName() loads a JDBC driver into the memory! Why do we need this?

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Question: Why do we need to use Class.forName() to load a JDBC driver into the memory?

I do not understand idea behind of this...

Answer: Class.forName("MyClass") is used for loading the classes dynamically. JVM executes all its static blocks after class loading.

Everything you need to be initialized put into static block. All JDBC Drivers have a static block that registers itself with DriverManager and DriverManager has static methods only.

By the way, the Class class is only a class in Java that has no public constructor!


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