This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
standalone = ui + database (= data class) in a jvm
server = database (= data class) in a jvm (depending on your approach could have some kind of business interface in front of the data class)
networked mode = ui in a jvm which will connect to your server application to manipulate the database