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After using PHP I was surprised at how difficult it is to get an Applet to store data on the host machine. I found some CGI programs and used them to keep the data. Would an mySQL database be a reasonable way to store data collected by an Applet? Or is there a better way to use Java and MySQL for web applications?
I would still like to know if it would be possible to store data, from an online quiz I did with applets, in a student database that is SQL. Are you saying that it would be about as easy as driving a lawnmower to work? Now, we are not saying here whether its a push mower or a riding lawn mower, but maybe that doesn't matter.
I knew this wasn't the easiest thing to do with Applets. It was awkward to try to go from one page to the next. But I was really surprised that you can directly store info on the server holding the program. I can understand not being able to store info on the client's computer.
Originally posted by Jackie Jarboe: I would still like to know if it would be possible to store data, from an online quiz I did with applets
To get this question answered I'm going to move this to the Applets forum. I don't know of any reason that an applet can't make JDBC calls, but having never written one in my life there may be restrictions that I know nothing about.
So would JSP work along with SQL?
Yes. Many a database-driven web application is front-ended using JSP. If you are going to be going down that road, be sure to post questions in the JSP forum as there are some miportant considerations regarding web application structure that should be taken into account from the start.