Rather than reinventing the wheel why not base your efforts on helping to
improve some of the GPL Java DBMS's out there already. This way you could
end up with a sweet frontend that can be configured to work with whatever
dmbs you choose to embed into the code. Have a look at the mckoi project -
www.mckoi.com it's pretty good db. larger footprint than some and a little
lacking on insert performance but it's still being developed and is getting
better with each revision. Other projects of interest that are pure java
and open source that i've found - and work -
hypersonicSQL ... not sure the url but its on sourceforge.net
ozone - think there www.ozone-db.org - also on sourceforge
there were others i've been toying with but none that I liked enuf to
> I am considering writing a standalone database application using Java.
> I wonder where are some good places to find information. I went to
> java.sun.com. It is big on the Connectivity of JDBC side.
> Basically, I'd like to put together a database based on SQL syntax
> with front end like buttons and dropdown list. Hopefully, it will be
> purely java running on Linux, Win 2K/XP/CE, & Palm. Am I dreaming?
> Sample of skeleton code to get started will be greatly appreciated.
> Perhaps one of the IDE offers that.
> Thanks for your pointers in advance.