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How To create a standalone application

Santhosh Gowd
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I want to create a stand alone application using JAVA. It should have some data storing capability, do some calculations etc.,. I have never done a task like this.
I mean it can be installed on different machines, maintain its own data. Simply, like any other applications that we install on our computers.

I need some help regarding this.
Haina Minawa
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Santhosh Gowd wrote:I want to create a stand alone application using JAVA. It should have some data storing capability, do some calculations etc.,. I have never done a task like this.
I mean it can be installed on different machines, maintain its own data. Simply, like any other applications that we install on our computers.

I need some help regarding this.


- For the GUI you can use Swing.
- For data manipulation, you can use embedded JavaDerby database.

Then use a installer tool like JSmooth to create a installer for the application.
Santhosh Gowd
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Will that database be integrated into the installable? I mean, in my ways, i give the database url and access the database, insert, delete, etc.,. How does this derby Db works.?
Rob Spoor
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Apache Derby, SQLite and HSQLDB all allow you to connect to a local file, in a similar way to Microsoft Access but without needing anything else than a few JAR files, which you can deploy with your application.


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Haina Minawa
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Santhosh Gowd wrote:Will that database be integrated into the installable? I mean, in my ways, i give the database url and access the database, insert, delete, etc.,. How does this derby Db works.?


Derby creates a local files for its database, so you can include those files into your distribution. You can use standard SQL queries for Derby, just like MySQL, Access or Oracle.
 
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