Standard Tutorial for Setting Up a Database-stored Document Set
This tutorial shows you how to:
set up a (free!) Java SDK on your machine,
set up a (free!) web server on your machine,
set up a database to store your HTML-based documentation,
use a Java program I wrote to move your HTML-based documentation into the database, and
set up files to extract and display the content in your database.
I would recommend that you choose a small document set that you already
have in HTML-based format for this project. If you do not have anything
that will work, you can feel free to work with the demo project that
I created for this tutorial. If you download the demo project, extract
it to a shallow directory (you will be typing its path later,
more than once), and keep its directory structure.
The following is a list of various files and programs you need to download
to go through this tutorial.
While this tutorial uses a Microsoft Access database by default,
you do not need to have the Microsoft Access program installed
on your machine. The drivers required to use Access come with
Once you have set up the HTML files that you will be using, and have
downloaded the files and programs listed above, youre ready to
move on to setting up the Java SDK on your machine.