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    Hi,
    I'm new to this forum and also in Java programming so don't get mad if my question seems to be stupid

    Now, straight to the subject.

    Hypothetically speaking, if I need a program that stores and organizes a sport academy's members, for example, membership information, keeping evidence of those who paid their monthly subscription or not, keep track of those who were or not at training, alert if someone's subscription expired etc., could it be done in Java?

    Thank you.


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    Java's very good for what you've described. Java with a relational database would be even better. Without the database, you'll have to design your own data formats, storage/retrieval algorithms and methods, security (?), etc. Either way, a fun project.

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    So, for the database part I'll need to learn how to code in some data oriented language like SQL, or I can code in Java a less powerful database, is that right?
    It's more about storage/retrieval, there's no need for security, as the academy's computer isn't connected to the internet, and I hardly imagine someone would try to break the program just to modify their subscription status

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    If money is involved ("paid monthly subscription"), you'll want some security. Having a similar experience with both gymnastics and swim clubs, you'll be surprised what people will try to get away with.

    Java has built-in capability to work with SQL-compatible databases (search "java jdbc"), so yes that would be a good choice. The Java/database combination will provide more capability than you'll probably need, but that's okay. It's not that hard to learn, and you can build the program without the database and add it later, depending on your schedule. Though transferring the data over can be a pain, depending on how much of it there is.

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    Indeed, you have a point regarding security, I was thinking more of that nobody would try to break our gym's computer because it's a MMA, Kickbox and BJJ academy and we have a strong discipline here, but with the newcomers, it's never known.

    Thank you for your answers Greg, for now I have to learn Java, as I'm a beginner, but that's my first goal to accomplish and it keeps me focused on learning. I think I'll try to develop the entire program in Java and then to add a database, 'cause it's kind of difficult to learn simultaneous 2 different languages like Java and SQL.

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