Great, thanks for your help!
Yes you can run derby in embedded server mode.
check this link for example and description.
Xavier Hanin wrote:
> I'm using derby in embedded mode in a project and during development
> at least, it would be very useful to be able to connect to the
> database using usual jdbc tools while my application is running. Is
> there any way to enable the embedded database to accept remote
> connections as would the server engine?
> If this is not possible, is there any workaround, or recommendation
> for my development? Maybe starting a server together with my app is
> easy, but I would like something that doesn't require derby
> installation on the developer's stations...
> Thanks in advance for your help,
> Xavier Hanin - Independent Java Consultant
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