Today I tried to put all my biases (I’m a j2ee developer) aside, and had a look at HTML-DB.
“Oracle HTML DB is a declarative web-based application development environment for the Oracle Database;. It helps anyoneâ€”even those with little to no programming skillsâ€”build data entry and reporting applications for the web. “
This quote is from a short introduction what HTML DB is and how it is positioned by Oracle posted on OTN Click here
This is a viewlet demostrating some development work in HTML DB.
Allthough I’m still haven’t made up my mind up completely of what I think of it , it was more impressing than I thought.
This link leads you to the HTML DB start page on OTN. Here you also request a workspace to try HTML DB without having to install it yourself. I tried it and it works like a charm. I created an application based on some Excel data within 3 minutes, complete with data entry and reporting facilities. It even included an SVG diagram!
Oracle has also created the HTML DB studio. Here users can add Utilities templates and applications they built and want to share with their collegues.
It is not J2EE, but in certain scenario’s it could be quite usefull. It really deserves further looking into
Any takers on some more in depth research?