Can Java do it? If it can how do you go about doing it. For a final project for my class in Java(beginners), I want to have a program access and put information into and pull from a MySQL database then use that information to run the program. It's not really necessary for my idea but it would make the program a lot more user friendly.
At this stage, you've probably done enough to get full marks in your project.
A further step is to consider the technology choices available (JDBC DAOs, EJB CMP, JDO, Hibernate, etc). The final stage is perhaps the most difficult - you can read about some of the main choices here: