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Thread: JavaSE or JavaEE?

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    Do i need to use JavaSE or JavaEE in developing a simple desktop document management system? The system will be use by different users but have centralized database. I read some articles that JavaEE is for client-server applications, which in this case the client are the users and the server is the database, please correct me if i'm wrong... and JavaSE applications is for embedded applications, correct me if i'm wrong again and i think that they have some different implementations.....


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    Default Re: JavaSE or JavaEE?

    Java SE stands for Java Standard Edition.
    Java EE stands for Enterprise Edition.

    Java SE also contains the Swing GUI collection libraries by default as long as the
    correct JRE is installed along side it.
    I have not used the EE myself, but from what I have heard, the EE version is a lot more
    complex than SE, it contains databases and queries as well as standard functionality.

    The best way to go is to start with SE if you are starting out with Java. It's very powerful for what it is, free
    and it is what most colleges/universities use. A more experienced member might be able to give you more
    information on Java EE.

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    Thank you for your answer.. i'm using eclipse and i think i will use SWT for its graphical interface, from what i read swing comsumes more memory than the SWT. can i distribute the application if I will develop it in JavaSE? i mean different computers will have the application and they will all connect to the database server which is in another PC for managing their own documents.

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    Default Re: JavaSE or JavaEE?

    I cannot give you a definite answer to that.
    however, I did a bit of searching and this: https://netbeans.org/kb/docs/java/javase-deploy.html
    Seems to have some good information about it. It does refer to the Netbeans IDE, but all distribution is done with packaging and the JAR.
    As for the memory consumption - I have not heard of Swing being a RAM hog - thats new to me, but something worth looking into.
    Hope that helps a little bit more

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    Default Re: JavaSE or JavaEE?

    This all completely depends upon how you wish to organize/build your application. You can get by on just J2SE by having your application make calls directly to the database - this gives you a 2-tier client/server application. J2EE allows you to build your application up into an n-tier architecture, and in so doing can make an application more scalable and maintainable by separating the roles into their own tiers (eg presentation, business logic, data access, etc...). J2EE is built on top of J2SE, so a solid understanding of J2SE is recommended before diving into J2EE.

    from what i read swing comsumes more memory than the SWT
    Curious where you read this (and this is just me, but I wouldn't base my decision solely on this)...both SWT and Swing have advantages/disadvantages - a quick google will let you be better informed on your choice (for instance, http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2...n-swt-vs-swing ). A big factor you may wish to consider is you're client base - if working on many different platforms using SWT will require you to distribute a version for each different platform.

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