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    Is java any good for designing databases?

    I have heard netbeans is good for developing GUI . is there really any difference from using eclipse?

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    "Is java any good for designing databases?"

    What exactly are you asking?

    A custom Database? or schemas? or GUI to manage schemas and tables? Or consuming a database in a java application/applet?
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    Designing the internal functions and hierarchy of a database is not done in java(as far as i know), but in some database program wich uses the SQL language.
    For example, mySql or Oracle.If you want to build an application that uses a database and presents the data in a nice way, you can do this with java by using jdbc to connect to an sql database, and swing to build a gui.

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    NetBeans has a GUI-Builder, while Eclipse does not. In Eclipse, you have to write all the code yourself, well I believe NB's Matisse (the GUI-Builder) does some of this for you.
    If the above doesn't make sense to you, ignore it, but remember it - might be useful!
    And if you just randomly taught yourself to program, well... you're just like me!

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    Your question not clear-up the exact point you want to know.

    Quote Originally Posted by Implode View Post
    Is java any good for designing databases?
    What you mean by designing databases? Using Java you cannot do that, to design a database you have to use a query language. Using Java you cannot do that. Actually not clear what you mean by design a database.


    Quote Originally Posted by Implode View Post
    I have heard netbeans is good for developing GUI . is there really any difference from using eclipse?
    Each IDEs have there own features/functions. Anyway using both of them you can build UIs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelshark View Post
    Designing the internal functions and hierarchy of a database is not done in java(as far as i know), but in some database program wich uses the SQL language.
    For example, mySql or Oracle.If you want to build an application that uses a database and presents the data in a nice way, you can do this with java by using jdbc to connect to an sql database, and swing to build a gui.
    This is what my badly asked question wanted.

    thanks all for the replies.

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    Unhappy Help with jdbc

    When I run this command I get the following error please help!!
    java -jar /home/aravind/Desktop/postgresql-8.4-701.jdbc3.jar postgre postgre ara
    Failed to load Main-Class manifest attribute from
    /home/aravind/Desktop/postgresql-8.4-701.jdbc3.jar

    I am trying to compile and run a java program in ubutu that accesses postgresql

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    arano, welcome to the forum!

    I kindly ask you to repost this question in your own new thread rather than attaching to an already existing old thread. To do this, simply go to the New to Java forum (or whichever single forum best encompasses your subject), click on the "New Thread" button, and create and post your question. You can copy and paste your current question directly into the the new question.

    Thanks for your cooperation and much luck.

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    I was just trying to understand more about databases.

    So I get that a query language is used, but what is used by the end user to access/modify the database, obviously the query language isnt used by the user?

    Thanks

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    The users are too lazy to learn any query language. So we (developers) have to create silly screens/forms to display the data to them and let them fill their own data. We then take that data and do the sql stuff for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r035198x View Post
    The users are too lazy to learn any query language. So we (developers) have to create silly screens/forms to display the data to them and let them fill their own data. We then take that data and do the sql stuff for them.
    Don't knock it. That silliness (or more precisely the wiring behind that silliness) is paying for my extension!

    ...and, isn't Derby a database written in Java?

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