Developing tools and using Derby with an IDE
Applications such as database tools are designed to work with databases
whose schemas and contents are unknown in advance. This section discusses
a few topics useful for such applications.
- Offering connection choices to the user
JDBC's java.sql.Driver.getPropertyInfo method allows a generic GUI tool to determine the properties for which it should prompt a user in order to get enough information to connect to a database. Depending on the values the user has supplied so far, additional values might become necessary. It might be necessary to iterate though several calls to getPropertyInfo.
- Using Derby with IDEs
When you use an integrated development environment (IDE) to develop an embedded Derby application, you might need to run Derby within a server framework.