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When you see the words Java database application, you probably start thinking about enterprise-level solutions with multitier architectures and distributed deployment. But Java is a great general-purpose, object-oriented language and thus a good choice for developing smaller scale, stand-alone database aplications as well. You can enjoy the benefits of programming in Java regardless of an application's scale or deployment. I define a stand-alone database application as one that is installed and maintained primarily by the end user. Deployment may be on an isolated computer or small network for shared database access. Examples of stand-alone database applications are numerous in shareware, consumer software and general-purpose business programs. When it comes to finding a stand-alone database solution for Java, there's good news and bad news. The good news is that sol... (more)


One of the problems involved with storing Java objects in relational databases is that the objects and their relationships don't usually map directly to relational structures. JdbcStore is a Java framework designed to help you overcome this mismatch and allow you to easily store objects in any JDBC-compatible database. Using the JdbcStore workbench, you can model your persistent objects, their relationships and how their attributes map to database tables and columns. Based on this model, JdbcStore generates Java classes for creating, storing, retrieving and manipulating your obje... (more)