The last part of the project for my database class involves building a web front-end for the database we’ve designed and built (information on music, like iTunes).  Fair enough.

Unfortunately, the choice of implementation languages was Java (which I do know) and PHP (which I don’t).  So I was more or less obliged to build the thing using Java servlets.

Mind you, I have no doubt that servlets are quite indispensable in many places.  Creating a HTML front-end for SQL queries is not one of those places though.  Hopefully it works for the presentation tomorrow, but in its current state the code ranks as some of the ugliest I’ve ever written.

Guess that’s good motivation to learn PHP before the next time…

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