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Brian Snyder
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I'm interested in creating a site that notifies a user once a changeismade to their account. Wwere do I start? I'm a Swing expert and beginning to work with JSP.
 
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Why not just shoot them an email whenever a change is made to their account? Just make sure you mention how to stop email notifications in the body of the email so you don't get sued for spamming. In the code in which you modify the account you can add code to send the email. Just one way to do it. Of course, there are other ways, such as having a program make a phone call to the person, but probably sending an email from your code is best. Let me know if this does not work for your situation and why and I'll try to think of something else you could do.
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Brian Snyder
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I'm just new to messaging..period. Where should I start to learn the concepts?
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Brian,
If you are building a website in Java then I would start with getting a handle on 1. servlets and 2. the HTTP protocol.
servlets.com has a good book "core servlets and javaserver pages" by marty hall. This is the basic book on servlets, jsp and how to deal with http. Or, you can check your local bookstore for a similar book matching your particular dev environment more closely. If you do not have a server there are cheap hosting companies for servlets/tomcat/mysql and if the company is small they are responsive - might be worth it to pay for hosting for a month so you can practice on a live server. Maybe $50/month including email capability and acces to a little mysql database. Then go to javaranch's forum for servlets/jsps and tomcat, there is I'm sure a forum for that. As for an ISP for your site, there might be an ad for one on this site.
Do you have a specific task you need to accomplish at this point? I mean, is there a real account out there someplace and if so where is it? Is it on a web site or is it on some internal database to which we might want to build a web front to or perhaps just an email notification from? If you only want email notification then you might be able to get away with just sending an email without using an http or servlet server.
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Brian Snyder
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Thanks Javalisa. I will follow you suggestions.
WOuld say more, but I'm busy at work. hehehe!
 
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