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JDBC Assignments

Ronald Schindler
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Joined: Jul 11, 2000
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I was looking ahead at the JDBC assignments and its recommending running an open source db. Does anyone have any reason why one should use this db as opposed to some other. (i.e. does it really make any differnce in the assignments?) I have access to a couple of others on a machine I'm using and would rather not load something else on it.

Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9056
You can use the db you already have installed. We picked mySQL because
  • It's free
  • It's easy to install

  • and a couple of other reasons. But there's no reason you can't use a different one.
    [ October 10, 2002: Message edited by: Marilyn de Queiroz ]

    "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that's why they call it the present." Eleanor Roosevelt
    It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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