I want to make a web based configurator which will have few tabs in a single webpage and input form for config params.
What it basically will do is it will create a config.xml file @ some specified space.
What I want is to know what is the best approach to get it done.
Like java+what ??
what shall i use like any help/ideas appreciated??
Let me assume you do not know much about java.....
Web site that are dynamic are made in java with the use of JSP or Servlets. In both the cases, the output is
pure HTML content that is displayed to the user.
Of course there are other languages such as ASP, php, etc that will allow you to do the same
@ reading config file, most of the above technologies do support parsing xml (I really prefer Java @ stax here)
@ showing tabs, other controls, etc,
you would probably need a client side archietecture that can help your html code to be more dynamic and appealing.
there is mojo,jquery,etc. My Favorite: GWT
GWT is a good platform that integrates both server and client code into a single module of code.
No one can tell you what is the best approach, rather there is no such thing, every thing is useful in its own context.
It all depends on what your needs are and (MOST IMPORTANT) how much are you ready to pay and how skilled the person making it is.
If you plan to do things yourself, Welcome to the club,
I can guide you along if i know the technology.
if you are just looking for an inbuilt solution to read the config file, then i suggest using a properties file instead of XML
there is an inbuild properties reader in java. you just have to write 3 lines of code for it work.
but the file wont be xml then.