Thanks copeg. I am a beginner, sort of. I did re-edit the post. Learning Java is just a hobby for me, it's fun. I'd like to make a simple web-app, host it on amazon web services, because I think that is exciting. It seems to be the backend of your typical Java textbook. I'm reading stuff like Accessing Databases with JDBC, RowSet interface, Creating and Running a Simple Application in NetBeans, AWS SDK for Java Developer. It's not going so well, but it will come in the end. You can lock this thread if you'd like. Again thanks.