Let me show you a good approach for developing/running a web application for showing records from a database table on a web page. All you need is a web container and a database server. Of course you could install both on your development workstation (and potentially pollute your system configuration/registry or permanently put stress on ..
Introduction There are numerous techniques for a client application to access an Enterprise Information System (EIS). The most common approach (and also best practise) is to use an application container on a middleware system (JBoss). It shields the EIS from direct client requests and also shields the client app from the business logic. See some popular ..