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From David Leader <d.lea...@bio.gla.ac.uk>
Subject Re: Derby v SQLite
Date Wed, 31 Oct 2007 21:41:22 GMT
I found the replies to my query interesting. I guess I need to ask my  
son why he favours SQLite. I much prefer to stick with a Java-based  
solution as writing academic software on the Mac it has to be cross- 
platform, and I was unaware - and found it heartening - that Sun's  
JavaDB was an implementation of Derby. (OK, for server stuff it  
doesn't matter. Hell, I have Perl scripts called by my Servlet-based  
web app.) I guess that the one reason that Google preferred SQL is  
that it could not rely on Java being installed on user's machines. In  
a way Microsoft made the decision for them.


PS If anyone is interested in my final executable app with the  
embedded Derby db, they can download it from <http://motif.gla.ac.uk/ 
dihedralizer.html>. Even if you don't understand it, you can get some  
pretty pictures :-)

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