Cannot connect to mysql/mariadb from java
Hi - I am having significant difficulties in connecting my (locally run in eclipse) java application to mysql hosted on the Digital Ocean platform.
Strangely enough however, using mysql workbench I can connect with no issues at all from my desktop.
For slightly more comprehensive report with images i have posted on stack overflow here - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/24918353/cant-connect-to-mariadb-from-java-only-with-mysqldeveloper - unfortunately some power hungry idiot decided to mark my question solved / duplicated when the solution he provided also does not work.
Please can someone with experience of writing java applications that run on the Digital Ocean platform please let me know how to approach solving this issue.