According to the SA 11.0.1 docs, SA 11.0.1 can be used with the jConnect Driver or the "iAnyhwere JDBC Driver" (jodbc.jar) sitting on top of ODBC.
In contrast, SA 12 recommends the new SQL Anywhere JDBC Driver (sajdbc.jar) over the iAnywhere JDBC Driver, cf. the SA 12 docs:
So far, so good.
However, it seems that the SQL Anywhere JDBC Driver is available for newer 11.0.1 releases, too, - at least they do contain the sajdbc.jar. And the JDBC blog article by Jason Hinsperger from last fall explains how to use that new driver with SA 11.0.1 (though it seems to miss the JDBC 4.0 support). But the docs don't seem to have any topic on this new driver.
So I would like to know if the quote from the SA 12 docs does refer to SA 11.0.1, too.
Note: I'm only using simple JDBC features. As such I'm not bound to any specific JDBC version - it's just my attempt to use the (most) recommended driver:). Until now, we have used the iAnywhere Driver.
At the time that 11.0.1 was released and the 11.0.1 documentation was created the sajdbc.jar driver did not exist and that is why it is not mentioned in the docs.
But now that you are aware of it...