MySQL provides connectivity for client applications developed in the Java programming language with MySQL Connector/J, a driver that implements the Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) API and also MySQL X DevAPI.
MySQL Connector/J 8.0 is a JDBC Type 4 driver that is compatible with the JDBC 4.2 specification. The Type 4 designation means that the driver is a pure Java implementation of the MySQL protocol and does not rely on the MySQL client libraries.
For more information, please visit the official MySQL Connector/J documentation.
Getting the Latest Release
MySQL Connector/J is free for usage under the terms of the specified licensing and it runs on any operating system that is able to run a Java Virtual Machine.
Download and Install
MySQL Connector/J can be installed from pre-compiled packages that can be downloaded from the Connector/J download page. Installing Connector/J only requires obtaining the corresponding JAR file from the downloaded bundle or installer and including it in the application's CLASSPATH.
As a Maven Dependency
Alternatively, Connector/J can be obtained automatically via Maven's dependency management by adding the following configuration in the application's Project Object Model (POM) file:
<dependency> <groupId>mysql</groupId> <artifactId>mysql-connector-java</artifactId> <version>8.0.21</version> </dependency>
Build From Source
This driver can also be complied and installed from the source available in this repository. Please refer to the Connector/J documentation for detailed instructions on how to do it.
This repository contains the MySQL Connector/J source code as per the latest release. No changes are made in this repository between releases.
There are a few ways to contribute to the Connector/J code. Please refer to the contributing guidelines for additional information.
- MySQL Connector/J Developer Guide.
- MySQL Connector/J X DevAPI Reference.
- MySQL Connector/J, JDBC and Java forum.
#connectorschannel in MySQL Community Slack. (Sign-up required if you do not have an Oracle account.)
- @MySQL on Twitter.
- MySQL and Java Mailing Lists.
- InsideMySQL.com Connectors Blog.
- MySQL Bugs Database.
For more information about this and other MySQL products, please visit MySQL Contact & Questions.