I have about 1000 objects of the same class that are created from parsing a text file. The class holds 4 short (~20 characters) Strings and 2 ints. I plan to make an application that uses these objects (a sort of map if it matters).
I would prefer not to have to parse the text file each time I execute the application. Is there some way to store the objects themselves or at least the information in the objects? I have looked a little at databases, but what I read talked about installing a driver and I need the application to run on multiple machines without installing additional software on them.