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I'd like to build a small database using a web browser as a front end.
This will be training project for me.

Should I do this in Java, or is another approach better?

The back end archiecture is open - either Linux or Windows 2K. The
front will be be a Windows 2K system.

Most important are the development tools. They need to be free or
charge (let's say under $100) and robust.

I have very little Java experience and none at all at creating web
based databases.

Recommendations on all aspects are appreiated.

Lou Arnold
Ottawa Canada
Jul 17 '05 #1
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Lo********@nospam.com (Lou Arnold) wrote in message news:<40**************@nntp.flfrd.phub.net.cable.r ogers.com>...
I'd like to build a small database using a web browser as a front end.
This will be training project for me.

Should I do this in Java, or is another approach better?

The back end archiecture is open - either Linux or Windows 2K. The
front will be be a Windows 2K system.

Most important are the development tools. They need to be free or
charge (let's say under $100) and robust.

I have very little Java experience and none at all at creating web
based databases.

You have given yourself a big assignment.

Go to http://www.apache.org and look at the Jakarta Tomcat stuff (web
application server). It is the reference implementation for servlets
and JSP.

Then go to http://www.mysql.com (free database; you can buy support
later).

Then go to http://java.sun.com and read up on JDBC (and a bunch of
other stuff).

Good luck.
Jul 17 '05 #2

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start at http://www.w3schools.com and use ASP with Access
OR
PHP with mySQL
the same site has tutorials on html and javascript too.
Java is big byte to start cuttin teeth on

"Lou Arnold" <Lo********@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:40**************@nntp.flfrd.phub.net.cable.ro gers.com...
I'd like to build a small database using a web browser as a front end.
This will be training project for me.

Should I do this in Java, or is another approach better?

The back end archiecture is open - either Linux or Windows 2K. The
front will be be a Windows 2K system.

Most important are the development tools. They need to be free or
charge (let's say under $100) and robust.

I have very little Java experience and none at all at creating web
based databases.

Recommendations on all aspects are appreiated.

Lou Arnold
Ottawa Canada

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Jul 17 '05 #3

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Also, to get started quickly, take a look at the JSTL SQL tags.
I wouldn't recommend these in a production system. However, to get up
quickly or for prototyping they can be helpful.

Dave Monroe wrote:
Lo********@nospam.com (Lou Arnold) wrote in message
news:<40**************@nntp.flfrd.phub.net.cable.r ogers.com>...
I'd like to build a small database using a web browser as a front end.
This will be training project for me.

Should I do this in Java, or is another approach better?

The back end archiecture is open - either Linux or Windows 2K. The
front will be be a Windows 2K system.

Most important are the development tools. They need to be free or
charge (let's say under $100) and robust.

I have very little Java experience and none at all at creating web
based databases.

You have given yourself a big assignment.

Go to http://www.apache.org and look at the Jakarta Tomcat stuff (web
application server). It is the reference implementation for servlets
and JSP.

Then go to http://www.mysql.com (free database; you can buy support
later).

Then go to http://java.sun.com and read up on JDBC (and a bunch of
other stuff).

Good luck.


Jul 17 '05 #4

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