I wish to use a database to store some data, however, configuring the database (outside of the source code) really isn't at all convenient. So, at the moment, I've created a little something for myself, which uses HashMap's and Vectors, to basically simulate a Database, then uses Serialization to store it all in a file.
Now, for small amounts of data, it's fantastic, soo easy to use - however, when it comes to storing mass data, I don't trust that it's efficient enough.
I've only ever actually used an M$ Access file, however, I don't like this way, not just because M$ Access isn't the best solution, but because it requires external configuration (with the ODBC..).
As for MySQL, you need to download and install MySQL on the system being used right? And doesn't that take a load of configuration also, before use?? :o\
I'm basically looking for the simplest Database solution, please! :-)