Friday, August 8, 2003 10:44 AM
It loads a class with the name "DriverName". The driver can be instantiated in a normal way as an object if
it has a public constructor, and the class will be loaded giving you the same effect.
However you don't necessarily know what that class will be at compile time, and you don't need an instantiation of the class, you just need the class itself to be loaded. Loading the class causes the class
static blocks to be run, which register the driver with the jdbc classes, with the DriverManager I think.