Hi, I want to try out EJB, but I don't want to install Oracle or similar resource intensive database. Can I use MS Access instead to try out EJB? If yes, will it still work if I use VisualAge for Java? Thanks a lot!
I've never tried it, but I've heard cloudscape is excellent, and it's cross-platform to boot! Now that's exciting. As far as Access, I would stay away from it because it's not portable, although it's an outstanding solution for Windows desktop development.
You can use MS Access. But I am not sure if it will still work in Visual Age. You can also download the j2ee reference implementation. This has got the cloudscape database and very good gui for db operations as well. Refer : http://www.javaranch.com/ubb/Forum26/HTML/000207.html for the link.
If you are new to JDBC I would figure out the basic's with ms-access. The odbc/jdbc driver the is bundled with the jdk is very stable. Infact there are some java/odbc/jdbc examples that come bundled with the jdk. A great stand alone DB when you are learning jdbc ver 1.0. For more advanced jdbc features. I would download CloudScape ver 3.6. A stable db engine with a good tourtial... Avoid using the J2EE version of CloudScape. As for oracle.... Unless you are an oracle developer and/or friends with one... Stay away from this database... Learning Time EST. for an average programmer with alittle RDBMS experience. SQL-92 to learn the basics, a day at most 'SQL in 10 Minutes' ODBC to learn the basics, a day or two ACCESS to learn the basics, a day or two JDBC to learn the basics, a week or two Cloudscape to learn the basics, a day or two Oracle to learn the basics, a week or two Hope This Helps ------------------ Multi-Platform Database Developer ( on E.S.T. )
Haven't tried it but it should work. MS Access just uses the jdbc-odbc bridge. Those classes should already be in the VA repository. Just make sure that you set up a profile with the odbc manager. Hi, I want to try out EJB, but I don't want to install Oracle or similar resource intensive database. Can I use MS Access instead to try out EJB? If yes, will it still work if I use VisualAge for Java? Thanks a lot!
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