I plan to write a program to help me manage some recipes (I have thousands of recipes).
I'm trying to decide whether to use XML or Java.
I have a pc running XP Pro and one running Windows 7 Pro.
My plan was to use some simple inexpensive database. I have Office 2000 so I could use Access 2000. Or I could use MySQL .
So, whatever tool I use, it has to be able to obtain data from MySQL or Access.
1.) What would be the advantage of writing the program using XML?
2.) Why would Java be a better program to use?