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    Question I need to know if the JDK is enough

    I've installed the JDK and I'm writing applets that I can execute from the command line. But I want to make double-clickable, stand-alone windows applications that can interact with a database. Can I make this with a simple text-editor and a command-line compiler, or do I need some sort of IDE?

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    Default Re: I need to know if the JDK is enough

    Yep, the JDK and a decent text editor are enough and most people here advise you to use them because an IDE (Eclipse, Netbeans etc) do many things behind you back which can be a blessing if you already know what you're doing.

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    Default Re: I need to know if the JDK is enough

    Does it have its own DBMS or does it need to operate in conjunction with an externally created database, like Access?

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    Default Re: I need to know if the JDK is enough

    Quote Originally Posted by bonecone View Post
    Does it have its own DBMS or does it need to operate in conjunction with an externally created database, like Access?
    The Oracle/Sun JDK comes (came?) shipped with JavaDB (aka Derby); but it can also be downloaded separately. imho it's the easiest one to set up and Google is your friend here.

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    Default Re: I need to know if the JDK is enough

    Quote Originally Posted by JosAH View Post
    The Oracle/Sun JDK comes (came?) shipped with JavaDB (aka Derby); but it can also be downloaded separately. imho it's the easiest one to set up and Google is your friend here.

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    Thanks! I found a short tutorial for getting started with Derby as well. Java databasing with Derby • The Register

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    Default Re: I need to know if the JDK is enough

    Yep, and here's its home page.

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