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Database-aware Swing Application

Layne Lund
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I am writing a Swing application that manipulates data from a database (MySQL for testing, but hopefully I can generalize it enough to easily switch to other databases). Where can I find more information on writing database-aware applications in Java, specifically with Swing? If you are familiar with Delphi and Borland C++Builder, I would really like something similar to the data aware components that are available in the Visual Component Library. Is there anything like this in the standard Java API? If not, are there third-party libraries that provide this functionality?

Any help or pointers will be greatly appreciated.



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Shankar Narayana
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Joined: Jan 08, 2003
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Apply DAO pattern.

DAO Pattern


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Layne Lund
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Thansk for the link. From my brief look at it, it looks a lot like the solution I have come up with on my own. I'm sure there are some differences in the details, though. I'll have to take a look closer since I am interested in J2EE in general. It looks like the DAO pattern is still applicable to J2SE-only development, too.

It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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