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Diddou wrote:You think? This is becoming more confusing by the post.
Thanks for your answer,yes i mean a GUI,it is supposed to appear on the server i think ..
..because only the administrator of the system can execute it.What does the app. actually do?
I was going to recommend Java Web Start for deploying it to end users of the web-app. But if it is only for the administrator on the server side, I'd tend to Jar up the resources, add a manifest specifying the main class, and give it to them not in a WAR.
Again,thanks a lot for your answer.
I am really sorry,i have just started developing web apps,it's a little confusing right now but i am learning.
The GUI component is supposed to help the administrator in the management of the survey's questions.
The application is mainly supposed to display surveys to the clients and save their responses,only the administrator can view the results ad add new surveys.
I also thought about a jar at first but the project contains also some methods that should run on the client side ( transfer questions to ArrayLists,save them in an XML,get them back... ).
It's really complicated for a beginner.
I think you are attacking this problem from the wrong end. I think you should take the original requirements of the old application and rebuild it as a web application - trying to reuse the old code is only going to extend the amount of development time in my experience, especially because it was not developed with the web in mind. If you manage to somehow force parts of the old code base in, you'll probably end up with an unreadable and impossible to maintain mess.
You say you are new to web development, this is going to be your learner project. Start fresh and implement each requirement of the application new. Based on what you have told about the application so far, that shouldn't be too difficult as a first time project.