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Project from home

Shilpa sathaye

Joined: May 31, 2006
Posts: 6
I wanted to do a dummy/practice project in home in Java/JSP. Which database I can use? Will MySql wwork? If yes,from where I can download Mysql?

Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
Welcome to JavaRanch.

Depending on your needs, it may be easiest to use a DB that requires no installation, like HSQLDB. If you want a "real DB", either Mysql or PostgreSQL would work fine. Googling for "download mysql|hsqldb|postgresql" will get you the download locations.
Mike Van
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Joined: Apr 06, 2006
Posts: 83
If you wanted to use A REAL DATABASE, you could download the Oracle Home edition for free. You could also download the development version of Weblogic Workshop 8.1 (free), which comes with a handy-dandy fun-and-easy-to-use JDBC connector (actually it sux, but what do I know?) Then, you could download the CrystalReports 10 that comes for free if you have Weblogic Workshop 8.1. Now, you'll have a production J2EE container, a production database, a production report writer, and possibly... wood? Enough of that nonsense!

Oh yeah, now you can start programming using production tools, and learn why most professional developers have more fun screwing around with the free stuff at home. :-) The free stuff is just kewlerino

Huh, wha? Oh, yeah, or try that MySQL, I've heard keen things aboot it.

Mike Van
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Unless you really suck at it. Then, you might just want to try something else, if you dont' want to be a loser I mean.
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