Re: Looking For Direction

Robert Klemme <>
Thu, 10 Jun 2010 08:29:31 +0200
On 10.06.2010 01:10, Arne Vajh=F8j wrote:

On 09-06-2010 17:19, JC wrote:

The reason I am a dinosaur is because I have not kept up with the
times over the years (my fault). The LIS is comprised of a GUI front-e=


written in Java (Visual Caf=E9; SDK 1.1 I believe). It interfaces (JDB=


Visual Caf=E9? Wow, that seems such a looong time ago. I remember this =

multi part UI similar to what Gimp still does these days. I never quite =

got around to liking it. :-)

to an
Oracle database.


The equipment at the lab is antiquated. I would say the server is push=


twenty years old. The network O/S is an unsupported version of
Netware (5.0
I think). The version of Oracle, also unsupported, is 8.0.1 and came f=


when they did the Netware upgrade eleven years ago. Although we do
backups I have to say I probably wouldn't know what to do should a
be needed.


What I am looking for is someone to point me in the right direction in=

regards to resources. I need to learn what is out there; tools, etc. t=


are used today. I don't expect anyone to give me answer; just point me=


the direction of resources (websites, books, magazines, etc) that woul=


enable me to learn about options available today for software

Off the top of my head, I am thinking of a Unix based version of
Oracle for
the DBMS. For the user interface I am thinking of something that is
integrated with a web browser. And of course some sort of interface
the two. All this with my limited knowledge of what's out there today.=


might be a dinosaur but certainly not stupid; I am quite capable of
learning. I haven't been to school since 1996 when I graduated with a =

BS in
Comp/Sci& Math.

x86-64 hardware
Linux - Centos or Debian
Oracle or an open source database - MySQL or PostgreSQL

I'd rather go for PostgreSQL since it has more similarities (in SQL, for =

example the procedural language that you write stored procedures in and
also in terms of the locking / concurrency model). AFAIK it scales
better but that might not be necessary in this case.

Java 1.6
Eclipse or NetBeans IDE
fat client in Swing or web app using JSF and Tomcat server

A third alternative that would utilize Swing knowledge and still come
with zero installation is Java Webstart. The client can be written as a =

fat client and is installed on demand.

would be a good mainstream Java based solution utilizing
your current skill set.

Kind regards


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