I want to relearn Java. I haven't used it years. What I want to do is write an application to access an Oracle table and display results on a web page. I'd like to have the entire application run on my client computer (Windows XP), ie not have to deploy to some other server.
What I'd like to know is what version of Java do I download. How to start the development environment? Direct me to setting up access to the database. I think I can write the code. How to deploy the application. What services need to be started and how. And anything else anyone can think of to help me get started.