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Re: InstantDB: Our mission


It's nice to hear of someone who understands the usefulness of databases,
especially in the construction of web sites. I've attached what is probably
about the simplest working Java database program that you could have.
However, before you dive in at the deep end, I would recommend that you
complete a few more steps first.

1. If you need to refresh your memory on basic programming techniques then
it may be worth popping along to your local book store to find a short
introduction to programming. If it uses Java then even better. Don't go for
one of the massive 1,000+ page books on the shelf, go for something a bit
thinner that you can read through in a week or so.

2. If you need more help on Java, visit This is
Sun's Java web site and it has tutorials on Java as well as the Java
Development Kit (JDK) which will let you get started with Java.

3. Once you're comfortable with the Java programming language, you can start
to learn about Java DataBase Connectivity (JDBC). There is a perfectly good
introduction to JDBC in the JDK as well as some simple example code.

4. To start building web pages you're going to need a web server (such as
Apache, and a servlet engine that can retrieve data
from the database using JDBC and produce the correct HTML to generate pages.
Again, you can find information on servlets on Sun's web site.

Have fun!


Peter Hearty
Lutris Technologies UK Ltd.
-----Original Message-----
From: nhenrion <>
To: <>
Date: 02 July 2000 23:13
Subject: InstantDB: Our mission

>          I read your page = "Our Mission" and was very interested. If I
>understood well (maybe I didn't because I'm french ?)
>Ten years ago, I worked with a developer in C language on P.C.I was
>programer and it was a very interesting job, my boss made a librairy with
>functions in C language wich are wery usefull for Databases Management
>but I'm not as good as he is and without his librairy, I can't program
>Now, I'm working as administrative clerk and was always surprised when I
>see, they have a lot of computers and they use it only for Word or Excell.
>Never they use computer for data (or information) processing. I tried to
>show the utility of databases. I could program :
>("4 dimension" the database of ACI and Acces)
>but any time I only found persons unable to understand. I found only one
>executive who seemed to understand but alone he could'nt very much ??
>So, I had the idea to promote database utility by the web and I'd like to
>some databases and to propose it on line but I haven't any tool to succes
>(I thought it's possible with "4 dimension") but I don't want to spend
>money for a database.
>First I wan't to try it and see if I'm able to program and I want to know
>people are interested by database, if they can understand the avantages of
>RDBSM and data (or information) processing in management. I beleive, I've
>found what I was searching for, for a long time.
>Java is a good solution because it's a language especially made for the
>but i'm only beginning and I looked to the "demo on line" but I only found
>backgammon ??
>Could you send me a program in java (with the source code) wich can create
>file, create and open records - this records have a structure (for example
>record of a person is made with his name, his vorname, his adress, etc.
>..) -
>al this information are recorded in a data file on a disk,
>wich can display them on the screen and can print a list of them.
>Could you explain me how your instant DB work because I need some help to
>start and I will do some database applications you display show in your
>"demo on line".
>Now I find it's enough, if you're interested by my idea, or you're OK to
>help me to realise it, I thank you and I will write you more next time.
>Bye Bye !!
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