MySQL application to applet?
I have an application that uses gui to communicate with the MySQL database.
It is a typical 4000 lines of code application that I was developing in NetBeans.
It does work ok and the way I wanted it to.
But heres the fun part. Somehow someone managed to get the idea that it would be a lot better if the application would run on a server so everyone can access it from a web browser. (which I told them would be better in the fors place.. but no..application is just as good).
Of course it is a lot better to have an application that 1000 people use to store measurments is better with a unified database that everyone can access by simply typing in an address in the browser.
So I tell this to my professor at school because I thought that the best way to do that would be by simply changing it to an applet.
Then he said: "the last time I did an applet with a database access directly was 10 years ago" so he cant help I guess because somehow applets using JDBC driver kinda dont wanna show up in browsers due to multiple errors in not being able to find classes (even when specifying the archive) and other errors as well and so on ..
So My question:
What options do I have at changing a NetBeans application with MySQL to a over web application without having to create the GUI from nothing again (which took 20 hours) and writting half of the code again?
(Other options that disclude applets are also welcome?)