This week's book giveaways are in the Refactoring and Agile forums. We're giving away four copies each of Re-engineering Legacy Software and Docker in Action and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
Can I create Catalogs or databases in a vendor independent way? I was really impressed with the example/test programmer for the JDBC driver for MySQL -- it created all it's own tables as needed in the test catalog. But suppose I want to make my programm completely self installing: How would I start MySQL (if it is not started) and create my own database programmatically? How would I do this for other database vendors? Siegfried