Posted on 2010-11-23
I'm developing a java application that is supposed to run on some workstations. This application has a Derby database. Also I have a web server too. The application is supposed to communicate with the web server.
This application will run in customers' environment so I was looking for a solution to implement the silent upgrade for this application. Because the customer's staff are not familiar with IT and we don't have enough resource to do it ourselves.
What I thought is this:
1. The application call the web server periodicly for updates.
2.If an upgrade was available:
2-1:the application gets the upgrade sql and run it on it's own database.
2-2. the application gets new jar files/class files from web server and reload the classes dynamicly.
I prefer not to use any third party framework for reloading jar files or classes and use just pure java internal APIs.
If anybody has a experience in this issue, I really appreciate his/her help.