Okay.. so I'm new to the world of Java. I'm confused between all the Java downloads available, IDEs, etc.
Can I get some insight on what I will want to use based off what I want to do?
I want to create a web application (or maybe applet?)
This will need to be accessible from a linux apache website.
I would like a nice IDE that will give me a the ability to drag and drop controls onto my application ( like Visual Studio )
This java application will need to access a MySQL server on the backend and also will need to allow for a file upload ( excel file ) for parsing methods.
Can someone please provide me help on what are my best options.
I would prefer download links etc to help me get started.