Unanswered: newbie question -> connecting to a mysql database
I am just checking out java studio creator, and it certainly looks sweet. up until now i have been doing everything from scratch with php/ajax. this is clearly going to help me a lot. I do have a database question. I am on a shared server which does have apache tomcat installed. What I do not have is root access to add the JDBC driver to MySQL. Is there a workaround, or do i need to set up a dedicated server?
As long as the .jar file for the MySQL JDBC driver is in the classpath, you should be fine. Since you can compile and run Java programs from your webserver, you should have access to everything you need. Just check the environment variables and try sticking the jar in the right location on the webserver.