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Built-in DB support by intelliJ??

Joe Harry
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Hi Dmitry,

Does intelliJ support built in database like netBeans does??


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Dmitry Jemerov
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Hello,

No, IntelliJ IDEA doesn't have any bundled database.


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Joe Harry
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So, how can I use intelliJ to connect to a database?? Are there any plans for the upcoming 7.0 version to bundle any databases?

This one feature that I found in netBeans very useful is to have the database inside the IDE. I think having one like that would also be of use to intelliJ users.
Tero Ripattila
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Originally posted by Jothi Shankar Kumar Sankararaj:
So, how can I use intelliJ to connect to a database??


Have a look of plugins like SQL Query plugin or DBHelper. They're very decent, IMHO.

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Dmitry Jemerov
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Hello,

Note that having a bundled database and being able to connect to a database are very much different things. IntelliJ IDEA 6.0 is able to connect to databases, for example, to generate EJB persistence units from database tables.
Joe Harry
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I feel that it is often advantageous to have things bundled with your IDE, like they do in netBeans. During the learning, it may be disadvantageous but definitely, it will reduce production time in real world. So what does intelliJ has to say about bundling JBoss, any databases for the future?? Any actual plans??
Jeroen T Wenting
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au contraire, having an IDE bundled with stuff usually decreases its usefulness.
It always means that that IDE is hardwired to use only that particular server, database, or whatever and that anything else is either cumbersome to use or completely impossible.

And I've NEVER needed to have an application server or database engine inside my IDE.
If you use it in the real world (rather than as a teaching aid) you'll have those installed already, probably in several environments for development, testing, acceptance testing, regression testing, and/or deployment.
Having your IDE hardwired to use its internal version (which will almost certainly be a different version if not a completely different product from the one you're actually using) is a major handicap instead of helping you.


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