- Easy to install.
- Have a minimum of requirements on the hardware and software.
My current plan is to supply a small program that implements an embedded database server (Apache Derby DB) and a small XML-RPC servlet (Apache XML-RPC). This program responds to requests sent from the WebbApp written using Google WebToolKit. With these technologies I restrict all the implementation to Java, which I know well and have grown familiar to. Further, these concepts blend in well with some of the ideas I have for offline browsing of Integra XML archives and some of the code is likely to be re-usable in the Integra project. Finally, I have chosen well established and widely used libraries for my framework (Apache and Google). Further, the WebApp can easily be made to redirect its RPC requests to an online server if so demanded. IOW, with the extra layer of abstraction between the WebApp and the database, I can easily have a more developed database sitting on a server somewhere (Postgres or MySQL) in which updates and ammendments are being made and still keep the local, embedded database engine small and simple.